Workforce and Education in Cleveland Plus

Skilled Workforce

The Cleveland Plus region offers easy access to a diverse, dedicated and talented labor force of more than two million workers. People who have training and experience in wide-ranging disciplines such as biomedical devices, photovoltaics, polymers and mechanical engineering.

So whether your business requires scientists, customer service specialists, or machinists, the Cleveland Plus region can provide skilled labor at competitive wages that will help your business succeed.

Higher Education and Workforce Development

collegesThe Cleveland Plus region has 25+ accredited colleges and universities, 52 two-year training assets and 68 non-degree (certificates/diplomas) training centers.

Ohio’s colleges and universities are focusing their unique strengths to spur innovation and keep fast-growing companies and talent in Ohio. The Cleveland Plus region features the following:

  • 52,000 post-secondary degrees and certificates awarded annually (Source: EMSI 2017)
  • $4 billion annual college expenditures
  • More than 292,000 enrolled college students (Source: IPEDS 2017)
  • 26 four-year colleges and universities in the region and 52 two-year colleges (Source: IPEDS 2017)
  • 266 four-year colleges and 261 two-year colleges within 200 miles of the region (Source: IPEDS 2017)

The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education

The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) is dedicated to forging important connections between higher education and the business community.  This link fosters the development of strong, well-aligned curricula with hands-on learning opportunities, training programs, research, and ready talent for regional employers.

The opportunities for collaboration between NOCHE’s member institutions and the business community are limitless.  More information about NOCHE and our region’s higher education programs can be found by visiting

Cuyahoga Community College- Corporate College

Corporate College provides professional training and development customized for your business. Corporate College understands that to succeed in this dynamic business environment the people in your organization must continue to grow and learn. Our talented team brings a wealth of experience to the table to help solve organizational challenges.

Programs are delivered either off-site at the company facility or on-site at one of the Corporate College campuses. Clients turn to us for training solutions to meet strategic business goals and consulting solutions to improve individual, team and organizational performance.

Stark State College

Strong business partnerships with companies like The Timken Company afford Stark State students applied research opportunities.  These partnerships also fuel economic development, creating new industries and jobs for Stark County.

Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College provides businesses and individuals with a wide range of training and business support services. These include Corporate Training, employee development, recruitment assistance, incubator space, and six sigma assistance, among much more.