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About

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.

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


Coordinators for federal grant programs:
(phone number for all:  513.771.8840)

Federal Program Coordinator: Dan Cox (coxd@greatoaks.com)
District Compliance Officers/Title IX Coordinators/Section 504 Compliance
Officers/ADA Coordinators/Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers
For associates: Karla Berger (bergerk@greatoaks.com) and Jeff Johnson (johnsonjc@greatoaks.com)
For students: Nancy Mulvey (mulveyn@greatoaks.com) and Jeff Johnson
Contract Compliance Officer: Ben Vanhorn (vanhornb@greatoaks.com)
Tax Incentive Review Council Representative: Ben Vanhorn
Purchasing agent for purchases not to exceed $50,000: Ben Vanhorn


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 and 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 practical nursing, 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.

We also take great pride in the accomplishments and contributions of our staff members. 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.

Sincerely,

Harry Snyder
President/CEO

Related Information:

About Harry Snyder

District Calendar

News

Great Oaks earns third consecutive Top Workplaces recognition

For the third year in a row, Great Oaks Career Campuses employees have rated the public school district as one of the best places in the region to work.  The…

Student speeches from 2018 Senior Ceremonies

Great Oaks is extremely proud to be able to congratulate the graduating class of 2018 from all four of our career campuses. You all have accomplished so much in the…

Laurel Oaks students earn comprehensive early childhood education certification

  Six Laurel Oaks Career Campus students earned the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE). The six, all students in the…

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Upcoming Events

Jul
11

Board Chair Committee meeting

This is a monthly meeting of the committee chairs for the Board of Directors.
Jul
11

Board of Directors meeting

This is the regular monthly meeting of the Great Oaks Board of Directors.
Aug
02

Board Chair Committee meeting

This is a monthly meeting of the committee chairs for the Board of Directors.
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