The Dayton Region knows how to support collaborative partnerships between employers and our local universities, giving private industry the ability to craft custom programs that provide specialized skills employees need. Private industry and the U.S. Air Force have both partnered with our local universities on groundbreaking programs that expand their capabilities and graduate top talent. These partnerships drive innovation, allow for long-term research and development, and contribute to the culture of discovery so prevalent in our region.
Partnerships reach down into the early school years, through programs such as Preschool Promise, STEM educator training, ideation, and mentor relationships, Ohio College Credit Plus (CCP) program including EGR 101 focus on success in engineering and computer science, Women in Engineering, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach, Cyber Warrior Princess, and other after-school activities that emphasize STEAM skills.
Currently more than 25,000 students from all over Southwest Ohio are enrolled in Tech Prep, PLTW and CCP. These students study a wide range of disciplines including science, engineering, health and business and provide a robust pipeline for further higher educational attainment and a skilled workforce.
Our regional higher education and technical schools stand ready to partner with local companies to build the talent pipeline.
Within a 60-mile radius, there are more than 120 degree-granting institutions.