Workforce Opportunities


WorkDev is a team of professionals in Knox County, Ohio collaborating on ways they can help businesses and job seekers make connections and advance skills & knowledge.

We seek to identify and fill information gaps and to provide solutions for both employers & employees.

The original group was named the too-long-to-type “Workforce Development Alliance Group” – we shortened it to WorkDev and the name stuck.

The main areas of focus include training opportunities, a discussion network for Human Resources professionals and exposure to local careers for students.

Knox County Career Navigator

The Knox County Career Navigator helps direct high school juniors and seniors toward available high-demand jobs that don’t require a four-year college degree. The Career Navigator aims to bridge the gap between trained workers and unfilled jobs in the skilled trades.

The current Career Navigator, Sean McCutcheon, regularly presents to local high school classes about career options, and meets one on one with students to help connect them to the best opportunities available.

Sean connects with local companies to create profiles. Sean and a company representative will create a short presentation with details about the company, which Sean uses to educate students on the possible local career opportunities.


Sean McCutcheon – Career Navigator

Central Ohio Technical College

The Knox County Campus offers degree and certification programs in:

  • Art & Sciences
  • Business & IT
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Healthcare Careers
  • Public Service & Safety

Flexible class schedules that cater to unique work hours, with in-person and online options.


Sandra Y. Walker – Dean of Technical Studies
(740) 366-9285

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.

KTC also offers customized training resources for local companies.

Train your employees: Do your employees need specific skills or certifications? KTC can customize a training program for your organization.

Customized Training Information: KTC Website


Jane Marlow – Customized Training Contact
(740) 393-2933, Ext 1105

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Offer Undergraduate Degree opportunities in over 25 fields. Often seeking internship/placement opportunities for:

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science
Business: Accounting, Management, Marketing, HR
Healthcare: Nursing, Psychology, Communication Science, Physical Therapy
Education: Early Childhood, Middle School, High School, All Subjects

For Graduate and Professional Studies there are online programs in:

Business: Data Analytics, Accounting, Logistics, Marketing, HR, Finance, Management
Healthcare: Administrations, Intervention Specialist, Nursing, Social Services


Gary Swisher – Director of Career Development
(740) 397-9000 ext. 4618

Knox County Career Center

Offers programs for high school age students to become educated and certified in various fields including:

Industrial/Manufacturing: Construction Trades, Welding, Precision Machining, Automotive Repair & Collision Repair, Landscape Design
Service/Care Industries: Education, Computer Networking, Business Management, Culinary Arts, Software Development, Health Technologies, Exercise Science, Cosmetology

KCCC is constantly seeking community partners that will accept students for placement/work opportunities while in school to encourage more seamless hiring after graduation.


Beth Marhefka – Career Placement & Development Coordinator
(740) 397-5820

Knox County Ohio Means Jobs

Is an organization that utilizes Ohio Means Jobs resources to connect employers with job seekers in Knox County. They offer many services for all levels of professional development including:

  • Resume help
  • Interview Practice and Advice
  • General Reading and Writing

Their office also offers significant business services. They will post jobs, market on social media, offer radio interview opportunities, screen applicants, and many other services.

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