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Tri-Rivers RAMTECOhio’s Mark Edington is Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

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RAMTEC instructor Mark Edington has been named Post-secondary “Teacher of the Year” by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (Ohio ACTE). Edington was selected out of numerous nominations from across the state of Ohio.

This award makes him eligible for the National Association for Career and Technical Education’s Region 1 Awards.

In 2013, Mark Edington came out of retirement in order to teach in the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing program at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Mark, a FANUC Certified Robotic Trainer and Motoman-Yaskawa Robotic Instructor in Ohio, uses a hands-on approach to teach his students, utilizing real-world examples and his experience to give students a complete picture of the field. He has provided 245 students with thousands of hours of Robotic and Advanced Manufacturing training, and is instrumental in helping to close a skilled-labor gap across the state of Ohio.

Christine Gardner, executive director for Ohio ACTE, said, “Mark was one of the hosts of our Ohio ACTE Professional Development program and continually shares his knowledge with colleagues for the benefit of all career-tech students.”

Ohio ACTE is a statewide organization that advocates for career-technical education and offers educators the information, representation, and resources they need to provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. Each year, Ohio ACTE releases its Educator Awards, which are selected out of many nominations.

National ACTE awards will be announced in November, 2016.

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TRCC RAMTEC creates New Year’s Ball



Tri-Rivers Welding and Engineering students and staff can be proud of the AMAZING ball they created for the Marion Downtown New Year’s Celebration.

Wow! It was awesome.




RAMTECOhio to host Manufacturing Day Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

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RAMTEC Ohio will host Manufacturing Day 2015, Wednesday, September 30th from 9am to 4pm. The day will kick off with a re-dedication of the RAMTEC training center at 8am in the Educational Legacy Room, on the Tri-Rivers Career Center Campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion, OH. The event, sponsored by the PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), Honda and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, is open to the public.

“We are encouraging area high school students, college students, adults and regional manufacturing technicians to attend our inaugural event,” said Ritch Ramey, coordinator for RAMTEC Ohio. “We plan to make this an annual event. Our goal is to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Read more

$58,000 in Ohio State Marion Engineering Scholarships

OSUM webt_2943Row 1, left to right: Josh Strine, River Valley, $1,000; Jalyn Woodford, North Union, $3000; Semeon Wilson, North Union, $3,000. Row 2, left to right: Manuel Acuna, River Valley, $1,000; Cole Peterson, North Union, $1,000; Zak Kratowicz, North Union, $1,000; Joel Ackerman, North Union, $1,000; Joey Blair, North Union, $4,000. Row 3, left to right: Seth Reece, Tri-Rivers, $2,000; Faith Demico, Tri-Rivers, $2,000; Avery Zwayer, North Union, $4,000; Adrianna Woodruff, North Union, $4,000; Lily Arledge, North Union, $4,000; Evan Woodford, North Union, $1,000; Lydia Nordquist, North Union, $3,000 and Blake Ackerman, North Union, $3,000. Recipients not pictured include: Connor Cox ($2,000), Logan Suiter ($2,000), Jessica Valentine ($2,000), Hailee Miller ($2,000), Austin Cox ($3,000), Karissa McGinnis ($3,000), Jerrod Webber ($2,000), Elizabeth Swihart ($2,000) and Preston Elswick ($2,000).

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Fanuc Video highlights RAMTEC Training

FANUC America Corporation released a new YouTube video about RAMTEC’s certified robotics and CNC education program dedicated to helping create the next-generation workforce. RAMTEC, which stands for Robotics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative, uses FANUC industrial robots, CNCs and ROBODRILLs to technically train students for high-skilled careers.

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