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In Ross County, both the regional campus of Ohio University and the Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center provide the area’s workforce with the education, skills and training they need to succeed and thrive in today’s business and industrial environment.

Ohio University-Chillicothe

Since 1946, Ohio University - Chillicothe has remained true to its mission of preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow and providing service to Chillicothe and the surrounding region. Situated atop Carlisle Hill and encompassing 99 acres in the center of Chillicothe, the campus serves students from throughout south central Ohio.

Ohio University - Chillicothe offers the support, resources and flexibility to meet the demands and expectations of students of all ages. There is a true sense of community on campus and a spirit of support and encouragement. With the close-knit sense of community found on a small campus and resources of a great national university, Ohio University - Chillicothe offers the best of both worlds.

As a long-time member of the community, Ohio University - Chillicothe understands the current and future job market and is positioned to prepare students for emerging career fields. We offer the academic foundation of a university education, the convenience of a small campus setting, the affordability of state-assisted tuition, and relevant education for today's competitive job market.

The campus enrolls more than 2,300 students and offers more than 20 academic programs, including those leading to associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Ohio University also offers more than 250 majors.

Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center

The Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center has two divisions, one for juniors and seniors in high school and another to provide adults with specialized courses to help them obtain and retain jobs.

Adults can choose between a variety of courses, such as welding, electrical, HVAC and maintenance.

In addition, the center has a long track record of working with local and area industries to help them find and keep employees by providing testing and training services. Its Job Ready database utilizes the WorkKeys assessments to match prospective employees with the needs of local employers. It maintains a pool of candidates with current scores for employers to access as their hiring need occurs. This method provides a more efficient hiring process and improves retention. The center can also orchestrate the process of application/resume collection, screening, interview scheduling, etc.

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