Oregon Economic Development Foundation

Education & Workforce


The City of Oregon’s educational system, both public and private and adult, is a top priority for businesses, elected officials, parents and students. Oregon’s public and private schools offer a full range of programs from advanced placement courses to vocational education.

In addition to the Oregon schools, the region is serviced by the University of Toledo, University of Toledo Medical College, Lourdes College, Owens Community College and Bowling Green State University. All of these schools are within a 60 miles radius.



Oregon City Schools, the cities award-winning public education institution, has a strategic focus on learning, leadership and collaboration. Oregon not only has a focus on early childhood education but also hosts an adult education center and a conversion/charter school, Oregon Eagle Learning Center.

Oregon City Schools has 3 elementary schools- Star, Jerusalem & Coy, 2 middle schools-Fassett & Eisenhower and 1 high school-Clay.


4404-2009St. Kateri Catholic Schools is the K-12, private education option in the City of Oregon and surrounding communities. St. Kateri Catholic Schools share a common purpose: providing students with a continuum of faith-based, college-preparatory learning that equips them for successful futures.

St. Kateri Catholic Academy and Cardinal Stritch High School are part of the same global and academic family, encouraging each other to put their faith and knowledge into action as stewards of the world.



The City of Oregon- citizens and businesses alike- recognize that growth and development go hand in hand with an educated and skilled local workforce. The Northwest Ohio region, and more specifically Oregon, has both of those. Over 85% of the Oregon population have a high school and/or higher degree and 17% have a bachelors and/or higher degree (Information obtained by Census.gov). Oregon and the region are not without our challenges but through effective partnerships and working with state & local workforce boards and committees, we are able to provide companies with the skilled workers needed to grow their business.

Lucas County recently announced its involvement with ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.  This initiative helps bridge the gap and assist states and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers.  Please contact OhioMeansJobs Lucas County (formerly The Source) at 419-213-JOBS (5627) for additional information.  

  • For general info and a link to the registration page CLICK  here.
  • For info about the Work Ready Communities program CLICK here.
  • Are you a local company that wants to support the initiative, CLICK here and sign up today!

Additional Workforce Resources:

Ohio Means Jobs

The Source of NW Ohio

Alliance of Construction Professionals

Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation

OWT strategic plan