Learn in Wayne

From early childhood facilities playing important roles in the cognitive development of young ones to colleges and universities offering lifelong learning, education can have a profound effect on health and life outcomes. Wayne County benefits from having a strong educational system.

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From small county schools to larger city schools, Wayne County has several school districts to help educate the youth. If private schools are your preference, there are also several smaller, religious institutions available.

These schools have close relationships with their communities and work closely with local businesses to integrate practical real-world learning into the educational experience.


Wooster City Schools

Orrville City Schools

Rittman Exempted Village Schools

Chippewa Local Schools

Dalton Local Schools

Green Local Schools

Norwayne Local Schools

Northwestern Local Schools

Southeast Local Schools

Triway Local Schools

Wayne County Schools Career Center



Central Christian

Kingsway Christian

Montessori School of Wooster

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic School

Wooster Christian

Heritage Private School Inc.

Wayne County Schools Career Center – High School and Adult Education Programs:

The mission of the Wayne County Schools Career Center is to provide knowledge, skill development and experiences necessary for a lifetime of personal and professional growth. Adults in Wayne County, along with high school juniors and seniors, can learn career and technical skills that provide the opportunity to earn valuable certifications, licensures, college credits and work experience.

The Wayne County Schools Career Center works closely with local employers, advisory committees, area chambers of commerce and the Wayne Economic Development Council to develop programs that ensure students are gaining the skills needed for today’s workforce.

The Ohio State University Wooster Campus

From improving your skill set to perfecting management and leadership strengths, it’s important to keep up with today’s ever-changing work environment. Many companies and individuals rely on Ohio State’s Community and Workforce team, which also provides world-class business consulting, coaching and training solutions, customized to fit your needs.

There’s no shortage of educational opportunities in Wayne County. The College of Wooster, The Ohio State University and The University of Akron all have campuses in our community providing degree programs in a wide variety of fields of study. In addition, Wayne County houses the nation’s largest agbioscience research institution, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Occupational Skills Training

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Ohio Means Jobs Wayne County may be able to fund eligible individuals with short-term skills training or on-the-job training to prepare for in-demand careers. WIOA is designed to help individuals’ access employment, education, training and supportive services to succeed in today’s job market and to match employers with the skilled workers needed to complete in the global economy.

The goal of WIOA training is to lead to an industry-recognized certification, license, credential or degree, and should lead to employment at a self-sufficient wage. Training must be less than 24 months, with an emphasis on nine-to-12-month programs. Training must be provided through an eligible provider on the Workforce Inventory of Education and Training system. Training may be made available to individuals after completion of an Application for Training with eligibility documentation and pre/post-test formalized assessment.

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