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.
A recent part-time class at Live Oaks Career Campus became a Hillsboro family affair. Reid Sharp, his father Rob, fiancé Maddie Cupp, and future father-in-law Tim Cupp decided to learn small engine repair at the campus in Milford.
“We were kicking around the idea of taking a class,” said Tim Cupp, a retired engineer.
“We wanted to do something new—something that isn’t what we do for a living,” added Reid, a veterinarian in practice with his father. “That’s what makes it fun.”