Workforce Development

"The work ethic that you would expect from a farming community is combined with excellent education opportunities, creating the outstanding workforce you will find in Preble County."

Excellent Public Schools

Preble County invests in long-term business basics in which a company needs to meet production demand such as strong education, training, affordable housing, and young infrastructure.  In order to enhance our overall unique quality of life while growing good jobs with high earnings, we continue to focus and improve on our workforce education initiatives.


Higher earnings aren’t the only benefit associated with education.  The more educated one is, the more likely they are to enjoy stable, long-term employment.  This is the philosophy of Preble County School Districts which is why the public school expenditures per student is $9,346, the teacher to student ratio is 1:16, and the graduation rate 91.7%. 


Our schools have achieved both Excellent and Effective ratings by the State of Ohio.  With low student to teacher ratios and high graduation rates, families can experience a high quality of life in both community amenities and education.


Preble County is located between three of the Top 13 Ohio counties with the highest levels age 25+ with a bachelors or graduate/professional degree.

Career Technology Training and Adult Education


Miami Valley Career Technology Center is a key driver in the success of many employers in the Preble County Ohio region.  MVCTC's rigorous math and science curriculum provides students and employees with knowledge based skills including critical thinking, problem solving, and global communication skills.  


MVCTC serves 27 school districts from 5 southwest Ohio counties. Offering more than 50 career technical programs to area high school junior and seniors.  Nearly 60% of MVCTC's 2009/2010 high school population has taken the Tech Prep initiative to be one step closer to entering their field of study.  Their focus is on developing skill-sets in technical, high demand fields such as health, sciences, business, engineering and more. 


The largest career-technical school district in Ohio, Butler Technology and Career Development Center (Butler Tech), is located only 18 miles from the southern boarder of Preble County and operates 190 satellite programs in ten associate school districts.


Preble County's location in the Dayton - Cincinnati region provides an abundant amount of qualified, skilled workforce. Hamilton, Montgomery, and Butler Counties rank in the top 8 of highest levels of employment in the entire State of Ohio.


Preble County has an abundant, available workforce. More than 10,900 educated and skilled residents travel outside of the County to work.  Preble County employers attract more than 2,800 employees from neighboring counties. 

Sinclair College - Preble County Learning Center


The PCLC is located next to the YMCA in Eaton, Ohio. They bring you classes in an 8-week or16-week term and offer classes day and evening. Before you settle on which classes to take, there are few steps for you to complete and you can do it all right here in your own neighborhood! 


At this location, you can:

  • Attend a free Financial Aid workshop

  • Take your placement test

  • Attend New Student Orientation

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor and register for classes

  • Pay for your classes

  • Get your Tartan Card (Student I.D.)

  • Have your textbooks sent to the PCLC — shipping to the learning center is free!


Did you know you can even complete a degree without ever having to leave your community? You can!

  • Associate of Arts (for transfer to a 4-year university)

  • Business Administration

Ohio Means Jobs Preble County

Preble County is in a workforce development area with Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties. A combined Workforce Policy Board, comprised of 51% business representatives, provides direction and policy for workforce development activities.


Preble County’s certified One-Stop Office is located at 1500 Park Avenue, Eaton, Ohio 45320. Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. The fully equipped office is ADA compliant and offers free services to the universal customer.

Contact Information:
Phone: 937-456-6224
Fax: 937-456-6225

Preble County is a Work Ready Community

When a county achieves Certified Work Ready Community status, it means they have a robust, public-private partnership driven approach to link education to workforce development, align to economic development and match people to jobs. Once a community is certified, that is just the beginning. Our next step is to build upon this foundation and further strengthen workforce development efforts through the Maintaining ACT Work Ready Community efforts.

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Sinclair Workforce Development / Preble County Manufacturing Lab

Located in Eaton, the Preble County Manufacturing Lab is Sinclair Workforce Development's newest training facility. The SkillsTrac Industrial Maintenance Training Program equips an individual with the skills needed to maintain, troubleshoot and repair automation systems and components.

The machining lab offers precision machining capabilities that include Haas Vertical CNC Machining Centers, Haas CNC Turning Center and Haas CNC Control Simulators.


The lab features a fully equipped, 20-seat computer classroom, providing instruction on AutoCAD and SolidWorks mechanical design

automation software in addition to Mastercam programming software and Haas control simulators.



Preble County has a lot to offer for business