The Alliance, Ohio area has a strong workforce with a positive work ethic. Technically skilled workers are fed to the area from technical schools such as Stark State College of Technology. The AAD works closely with the local education institutions and area businesses defining programs to strengthen workforce development. Cooperative efforts exist between area companies and local schools for training and workforce needs.
In the heart of Alliance, sits Mount Union College, a prestigious private liberal arts school. Mount Union College has been ranked for the fifteenth consecutive year, among the top 20 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest by the editors of "U.S. News & World Report."