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Our Purpose

We are Great Oaks —the first choice in providing innovative career training to empower individuals and communities.

Our Values

Honesty, Trust, Respect, Quality, Equity

A message from the President/CEO:

Welcome to Great Oaks Career Campuses!

Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the United States, has been providing career development, workforce development and economic development services to individuals, business, industry, labor, communities and other organizations in southwest Ohio since 1970. The educational programs and services available through Great Oaks enhance the lives of tens of thousands of people each year. Even though we cover over 2,200 square miles and serve so many people, we believe that each individual is unique. We believe that we have a responsibility to assist each one as they determine their chosen path and take the steps leading to their destination. We also believe that everyone can learn and can be a productive, contributing member of society.

We provide a very broad spectrum of services. They range from the coordination of career development services to students in grades K-12 in our thirty-six affiliated school districts; to technical foundations courses, co-op programs and other classes that we offer in many of our affiliated high schools; to the career technical programs for high school juniors and seniors that are available at our four campuses. Many people are aware of the part-time programs that are offered to adults, but we offer much more than that through our Adult Workforce Development Division.

Career changers and those who are entering or re-entering the workforce have access to assessment and counseling services. Full-time programs leading to careers in such high demand fields as dental assisting, automotive technology, aviation maintenance, IT, construction and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning are available. Employers in the community tap into our assessment, testing and customized training services to maximize the effectiveness of their workforce.

We are proud of the accomplishments and contributions of our students. They are the backbone of our economic system and our communities. They work in hospitals, offices, restaurants, and banks. They work for large, medium and small companies. They keep our country, our communities and our businesses safe and secure. They maintain our autos, airplanes and all kinds of equipment and machinery. They build our homes, repair our roads, teach our children and care for our pets. They help us learn about and use technology.

Great Oaks takes great pride in the accomplishments and contributions of our staff members because they are outstanding individuals who work hard to help people achieve their goals and improve their lives. They also provide educational and economic leadership at the local, state and national levels. They are responsible for the excellent reputation that Great Oaks has earned over the decades.

We invite you to learn more about us. You can find out how our programs and services can assist you, people you know, and people who work for you, by perusing our web site, reading our catalogs and visiting our facilities. Be sure to contact us directly if you need more information.


Harry Snyder


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Coordinators for federal grant programs:
(phone number for all:  513.771.8840)
Federal Program Coordinator: Angie Collins (

District Compliance Officers/Title IX Coordinators/Civil Rights/Section 504 Compliance Officers/ADA Coordinators/Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers

For associates: Kevin Abt ( and Angie Collins (
For students: Donna Eakins ( and Dan Cox (

Contract Compliance Officer: Brian Rabe (

Tax Incentive Review Council Representative: Brian Rabe

Purchasing agent for purchases not to exceed $50,000: Dan Cox (

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