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Open House for RAMTEC Robotic Tech Training March 14

Training for Area’s Immediate Openings
Do you want a great paying job? Or know someone who wants a great paying job?  Do you have the aptitude and attitude to succeed in the robotics field?  Would you like to make $18 to $26 per hour?  Join us March 14 for an Open House from 2pm to 6pm at RAMTEC on the Tri-Rivers Campus for an informational session on a customized training class designed to meet the robotic technician needs of area employers.

“Honda of America, Ohio Means Jobs, AeroTek, Robotworx, Tri-Rivers and other area companies will be at the Open House to assist you to gain the training needed to make great wages with a great career,” said Ritch Ramey, Engineering Coordinator for RAMTEC.

“Our first 15-day class will start April 16 and will guarantee participants an interview with a area company that needs associates with robotics skills covered in the RAMTEC Robotic Technician Training program,” said Ramey.

Overview of the program:
• FANUC—HTOP ((Handling, Tooling, Operations & Programming)—Robotic Training—40 hours in class training
• Yaskawa/Motoman—Robotic Training—40 hours in class training
• Additional Training—40 hours in class training Robotic Preventative Maintenance, Mechanical Blueprint Reading, and Technical Math.
Total Hours: 120

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC has partnered with FANUC Robotics to offer onsite certification training, including: Robot Operation, HTOP (Handling, Tooling, Operations & Programming), 2D iRVision Operation & Programming and Robot Maintenance.

RAMTEC has also partnership with Yaskawa Motoman Robotics to offer onsite educational certification training. Students will learn operation, programming and how it applies to Material Handling applications.

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC is located in Marion, Ohio on the Tri-Rivers Career Center campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, OH. The Center has the most up-to-date equipment. It is supported by industry partnerships with Robotworx, Whirlpool, Honda of America, U.S. Yachiyo, FANUC Robotics, and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, who have combined forces and talent to operate as an industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing center. The facility is geared to technically train students for high-skilled jobs in Automation, Robotics, CNC (Computer Numerical Control), Welding and Industrial Maintenance.

For more information call Holly at 740-389-8590 or email her at Financial aide assistance available.

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RAMTEC named in Top 100 Schools in the Country to Visit

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC was named to the Smart List as one of the Top 100 Schools in the Country to Visit by Getting Smart. The blog states that the list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results—create powerful learning experiences, and/or are innovative blended and competency-based models.

RAMTEC is viewed as a pathway to employment and economic development.

Getting Smart visited RAMTEC in 2015 and wrote a feature article saying, “The RAMTEC foyer is filled with pictures of the history of Marion and the innovations they’re famous for. Students spend half of their day in academics courses to learn core high school curriculum then spend the other half of their day training in robotics, welding, and manufacturing.”

On the Getting Smart site the feature article says you won’t find the same level of robotics on most college campuses in the country as you’ll find at Tri-Rivers RAMTEC. What’s the secret? Our friends at Strive Together in Cincinnati would call it collective impact .   Tri-Rivers just calls it partnership.



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Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Advanced Robotics Summer Camp – CLOSED

Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Summer Advanced Robotics Camp is June 11-14, 10am-3pm each day.

This camp is intended for students from the 24 RAMTEC sites in Ohio who have had some exposure on Motoman and FANUC Robots, but would like more hands-on experience and exposure to advanced robotic projects.  “They can receive this more advanced training at Tri-Rivers’ RAMTEC. Their instructors are also welcome to attend,” said Ritch Ramey, RAMTEC Engineering Coordinator.

Ramey said “we will cover advanced topics such as Collaborative robotics, Inputs/Output, iRVision and Virtual Simulations on FANUC, Motoman and Universal Robots. These robots are heavily used in Ohio industries and are the most popular robots used in this country.”

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The new training on Collaborative Robotics is unique to Tri-Rivers, explained Ramey. “We look to help students throughout the Buckeye state to gain exposure to the latest robotic technology. Students will also get to interact daily with Ohio Industries looking for robotic and engineering technicians.”

The group rotations will include: Yaskawa Motoman Robotics; FANUC Advanced Programming & Operations; FANUC, Motoman & Universal Collaborative Robot “Cobot” Operations and Introduction to iR Vision, RoboGuide and MotoSim.

The class is limited to the first 24 applicants so get your camp registration in soon!   RAMTEC Advanced Summer Camp Registration 2018

For more information, contact Ramey at or 740-389-8590.




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Tri-Rivers RAMTEC Summer Robotics Camp-Sign Up! (Only 4 seats available)

Tri-Rivers Career Center/RAMTEC is holding a unique 4-day Robotics & Automation Summer Camp, June 4-7, 2018 for grades 7-12. “Participants of our 4-day Robotics Summer Camp, hosted in our RAMTEC Robotics and Automation facility, will get the unique opportunity to operate and program FANUC and Motoman Industrial Robots. These are the two most popular industrial robotics companies in the world,” said Ritch Ramey, RAMTEC engineering coordinator. “They are used in 90% of all automotive factories in the United States.”

“Along with operating real industrial robots, participants will interact with our NAO Humanoid robot, experience the latest Industrial Cobots, create and print their own 3D projects and gain exposure to coding electronic devices,” said Ramey.

“Tri-Rivers RAMTEC has hosted more than 20 STEM and robotics camps since 2012,” said Ramey. “These camps expose our area students to the thousands of potential exciting and high paying 21st Century careers in manufacturing and engineering throughout Ohio.”

Ramey said this Summer Camp builds upon the Vex Robotics experiences that many of the RAMTEC/Tri-Rivers camps provide, and allows participants to get hands-on, real world, exposure to the latest robotic platforms.

The camp participation fee is $100, or discounted to $80 if paid by May 22, 2018. The fee includes a T-shirt and lunch each day. The camp appStudents can sign up by visiting our RAMTEC website at www.ramtecohio to download the camp application. “Camps fill up fast, so I encourage students to apply now to reserve their spot in the camp,” said Ramey. For more information contact Holly Ramey at 740-389-8590 or                                                                                              

RAMTEC Summer Camp Registration form 2018

Only 8 seats available

RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Educational Collaborative) is part of the Tri-Rivers Career Center Main Campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd., Marion, OH 43302.




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Rep. Pelanda visits to discuss RAMTEC Robotics pilot program

Representative Dorothy Pelanda visits Tri-Rivers RAMTEC to discuss the RAMTEC Robotics Technician Training (RRTT) pilot program with L to R: Mark Edington, Larry Hickman, and Ritch Ramey. Rep. Pelanda has been a very important supporter of Career Technology Education (CTE).

She recently sponsored a bill to guarantee students will be exposed to CTE program options at all Ohio Schools.

The RRTT program will help create entry level robotics technicians with FANUC, Yaskawa Motoman and OSHA 10 certifications in 15 days of training. These new Robotic Techs would help fill the critical shortage of these great paying careers in Central Ohio.