The Marion Area has been a Manufacturing Hub since the late 1800s.
RAMTEC has partnered with real-world manufacturing facilities to identify the needs of industry.
If you are interested in making things and figuring out how things work, this is the program for you.
It all started with an idea!
In 1997, a series of passionate educators saw that preparing for the future meant building on the tradition of the past. With the deeply rooted history as a manufacturing hub in the 1800’s, Marion could once again be the exemplar of efficiency and productivity through building a highly-skilled, technologically adept workforce responsive to today and tomorrow’s industry needs.
These educators joined together to change the way others looked at preparing for this future.
Tri-Rivers is one of the first Career Centers in Ohio to locate on a college campus establishing a joint taught curriculum for students to obtain college credit for multiple courses.
The grant launches the initiative to build a consortium-wide Engineering Collaboration for grades 7-12.
In its inaugural event, 46 high school and middle school teams participate at the Alber Center on the OSUM/MTC campus.
While investigating the robotics training at the Alabama Robotics Park, Chuck Speelman recognizes Ohio industry training in Alabama establishing the need for an Ohio-based training facility. This sparks the partnership with Honda to develop AMTEC – eventually becoming RAMTEC.
Through an innovative collaboration between Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion, RAMTEC was born.
- FANUC Robotics, Motoman/Yaskawa and Lincoln Welding become partners in RAMTEC.
- RAMTEC becomes a 21st Century Training Center for Lincoln Welding.
- July 2013, RAMTEC becomes a National Training Center for Amatrol.
Word spread fast, and RAMTEC launched it’s first public radio campaign.
- First 9 High School Students in the nation to receive FANUC Robotics Certification at RAMTEC
- RAMTEC Consortium receives $14.99 million Straight A Grant allowing Tri-Rivers to partner with 8 additional career centers to expand and continue the vision of RAMTEC in order to address the skills gap by preparing high school and adult students with advanced manufacturing and engineering skills.
- RAMTEC becomes a 21st Century Training Center for Parker Hydraulics, Mitsubishi Electronics, and Allen-Bradley.
- Whirlpool Associates begin apprenticeship training at RAMTEC on the Tri-Rivers Campus through a collaboration between Tri-Rivers Career Center and Marion Technical College.
PRIME creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators and the industry to grow and train the next generation workforce—all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing.
Governor Kasich says, “schools like RAMTEC/Tri-Rivers are important to Ohio and we need more of them.”
• Credential high school, college and adult workforce classes in same facility
• High school students and Adult Classes earn FANUC Handling Tool Operations and Programming
RAMTEC receives additional $8,000,000 Straight A Grant funding 14 more RAMTEC Ohio sites. All 23 Open by September 2017.
RAMTEC is one of the leading accreditors of both high school and adult robotics manufacturing licensures and certifications—and is still building for tomorrow.
Student training in: CAD, Machining, Hydraulics, Welding, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers.
• Secondary and Post-Secondary FANUC IRVision Credentialing
In 2018 high school graduates in RAMTEC individually earned certifications worth $8,700.
World’s Top Recognized Robotics Certifications:
• FANUC iRVision
• FANUC Industrial Robotic
• Yaskawa Motoman
• Collaborative Universal Robotics
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
RAMTEC affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry of person.