Press Releases

2022 Welding Cohort Graduates

Congratulations to the 2022 cohort of Adult Ed Welding Fabrication & Allied Processes graduates—Jamie Cavey, Andrew Decker (Perfect Attendance); Meagan Dunham; Charles Haley; Alex Jankowski; Camden Marsh and Nathan Rhoads.

All grads had over 90 percent attendance for the 650-hour, 100-day, 6.5 hours daily program. Together they earned 63 nationally recognized credentials/certifications.

The evening was a time of celebration, not just for the graduates, but equally for those who support them—parents, spouses, family and friends.

We hope that the graduates will reflect on their time at Tri-Rivers as being among the happiest and most productive days of their lives.

We are proud of each of you and sincerely congratulate you.

Welding Fabrication & Allied Processes Instructor Tom Reynolds congratulates welding graduate Andrew Decker for receiving a Perfect Attendance award.


Honda donates FANUC robots to Marion RAMTEC

Marion Ohio RAMTEC wants to thank HONDA ( Anna Engine Plant) for the donation of  three FANUC robots. These donated robots may have a ended life in the industry production line at Honda, but will be refurbished and reallocated for the purpose of training our young adults in preparation for the need of highly skilled jobs in Ohio.

The engineering students at Marion Ohio RAMTEC will be refurbishing these robots to relocate and repurpose the units for training students at other RAMTEC facilities in Ohio. The RAMTEC team will be making all the necessary repairs to ensure that the robots are fully functional. “As we strive to educate our students with all the attributes needed for an engineering / Maintenance career …….. we also want to build the students for community service ……. Giving – Paying back to their community. This project certainly helps to instill these values to our students,” said Mark Edington, FANUC Certified Robotic Instructor.

We value our “partnership” with Honda …… and look forward continuing with their support for “Educating our Future Engineers,” said Edington.


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Engineering Level 2 students earning FANUC iRvision certifications

Another RAMTEC/Tri-Rivers Engineering Level 2 students complete their FANUC iRvision certification. ODE recognizes this credential for 4 points toward graduation & Industry recognizes as a very powerful skill! Each certificates has a value of $2,000. #ramtecohio #TRCCAmazing

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Lt. Gov. Husted features RAMTEC’s Ryan Schlecht

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted’s social media series titled, “Free College? Yes in Ohio, featured Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC’s Engineering Tech student Ryan Schlecht.

Thank you to Marion Star Report Micah Walker for a great story on Ryan and Lt. Gov. Husted’s initiative.

Ryan, a senior at Tri-Rivers is part of the Career Center’s  Engineering Technologies at RAMTEC. He is also part of the College Credit Plus (CCP) program, where he is earning 18 credits through Marion Technical College. Lt. Gov. Husted interviewed Ryan via Zoom.

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RAMTEC Seniors accepted into Whirlpool Co-op Summer program

Way to Go!! Five RAMTEC Engineering seniors applied for the Whirlpool Maintenance Co-op Summer Program. Four of the five were informed today that they were accepted into the program.

Needless to say, they were very excited! Cam Lee (from Whirlpool) commented to Instructors Mr. Edington and Mr. Robinson that they were very impressed by the way all five of them were dressed, their interview skills and how well they were prepared for the interview. #ramtecohio #TRCCAmazing

Students accepted are:
Lawyer Scott (RV)
Josh Lambert (Pleasant)
Brendan Andrews (RV)
Josh Warwick (RV)