Workforce Development

A Highly Skilled & Motivated Workforce

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Excellence in Education
Recognizing that no community can maintain long term economic success without a highly skilled workforce, providing educational opportunities for our residents is a top priority. Each of the K-12 districts serving Union County (Marysville, North Union, Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder and Dublin) regularly achieve high ratings from the Ohio Department of Education, making our K-12 system among the best in the Columbus Region and Ohio. In addition, the success of our K-12 districts is further complemented by the Marysville Early College High School, three career and technical schools (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Tri-Rivers Career Center, and Tolles Career & Technical Center), and institutions of higher education, including Marion Technical College, Columbus State Community College, and Ohio University at Dublin.
Union County is also served by various parochial schools: Marysville Christian Academy, St. John's Lutheran School, St. Paul's Lutheran School, and Trinity Luther School, all of which offer unique programs and faith-based curriculum. 
 
For more information about workforce development programs, please visit our special workforce portal, Union County WorkforcePLUS.

Regional Workforce

Union County-Marysville is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes over 900,000 people in the workforce. Over 24,000 of the 900,000 people in Columbus MSA are provided by Union County. The Columbus MSA has a diverse economy with major emphasis in the service and logistics industries. The Columbus MSA and Union County consistently have lower unemployment rates compared to the remainder of Ohio. Accordingly, workforce development is an important issue for our existing companies.

Wage, Benefit & Training Reports

It is clear that our workforce crosses borders. That is why the Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership partners with neighboring counties to complete Wage, Benefit & Training Reports. The latest reports were completed in 2021 and 2017. These reports are available for download below: