Knox County is home to multiple educational opportunities for varying age and skill levels. There are many organizations committed to optimizing all employable groups through community investment and supportive relationships.
Adult Education & Technical Schools
Knox Technical Center
Knox Technical Center is the post-secondary branch of the Knox County Career Center, offering full-time career tech programs in business, industrial trades, healthcare, public safety, and cosmetology. Upskilling and reskilling opportunities customized to fit the needs of business and industry and hosted at company locations are available. Knox Technical Center also offers GED and Adult Diploma Program options to those looking to complete high school equivalency.
Central Ohio Technical College
Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is a state-assisted, post-secondary institution of higher education offering associate degree and certificate programs. COTC was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1971 and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1975. COTC’s main campus is in Newark Ohio, and they have a branch campus in Knox County that works closely with local companies to provide specific programs for high-demand jobs.
Knox County Career Center
Knox County Career Center offers programs for high school students in construction, cosmetology, landscaping, welding & CNC, business, computer networking, health care, culinary, education, and others. KCCC prepares high schoolers for manufacturing and service jobs while being active high school students. Many students are placed in positions at local companies before they graduate. KCCC is a great resource for finding talented, skilled, hard-working individuals that are passionate about their community.
Colleges & Universities
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Opening in 1968, Mount Vernon Nazarene University offers liberal arts, professional, and graduate education at its main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio. MVNU is a great community partner that invests in many areas of the county. Their students are always looking for local internship opportunities.
Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio. Over 1,700 ivy league students come to Kenyon from 48 states, and over 45 different countries. Kenyon utilizes their 50 different majors and minors to invest in Knox County through internships, art, green space creation, community service, and local economic studies.