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Montgomery County’s Access to World-Class Universities within 300 Miles of Dayton, Ohio

The Dayton Region offers potential employers access to over 30 world-class universities within 300 miles of the city. These institutions of higher learning have shaped the future of U.S. Presidents, leading CEOs and millions of hard-working, successful Americans. Distribution firms in the Dayton Region will have access to a wide swathe of talent from many of the nation’s top educational institutions. These universities have a long tradition of working alongside American industry to drive economic growth through innovation, insight and maximum effort.

Other Educational Institutions

The Dayton Region has many educational institutions capable of educating all levels of a logistics labor force, from technical roles through supply chain management to operations and analysis. These include the University of Dayton, Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Upper Valley Career Center, Greene County Career Center, and Edison Community College.

Technical skills are the backbone of any distribution operation. Dayton’s industrial history and proximity to major military institutions has built the infrastructure to support major technical education efforts. Sinclair Community College offers workforce development programs in supply chain management via APICS certification and online training in operations management. The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) prepares students for 21st century the workforce by equipping them with job-ready skills. Both Sinclair and MVCTC would make ideal partners for distribution operations in the Dayton Region.


Technical Career Education Program)Technical Career Education Program (TCEP)

  • Sponsored by MHI (Material Handling Industry)
  • Proven program for training people to work in distribution centers
  • Used in high schools, technical schools, junior colleges and adult education programs
  • Currently in use at 15 locations and the US Marine Corp