Great Oaks specializes in career and technical education for both high school students and adults. At four campuses, Great Oaks high school students prepare for careers and college, and adults get training and certification to begin a new career or advance in a current career.
Over 30 career programs are available for high school students living in 36 area school districts.
Adults can choose from a dozen full-time programs as well as part-time career certification classes and short-term classes for enjoyment and lifelong learning.
For some, the path to success has a few turns. That was the case for Anthony Loehl, a 2012 graduate of Oak Hills High School and the Diamond Oaks Pre-Engineering program.
Loehl spent his time at Great Oaks learning advanced manufacturing and took a job with a manufacturer during his senior year. After high school, he went to Cincinnati State to study civil engineering. A change in the program, though, convinced him to set off in a new direction. “I left school and took a job as a bowling mechanic, repairing pinsetting machines,” he said. “It was a pretty relaxed job.”
But then he got a call that set him toward a lifelong career goal.