RAMTEC has partnered with real-world manufacturing facilities to identify the needs of industry.
We can give you access to the welding technology of today… and the future!


Virtual and Practical Welding Workstations available at the average RAMTEC facility


Average salary of welder with robotics experience.


The year General Motors installed the first industrial robotic welder in history.

Ignite a career in manufacturing and robotics through gaining specialized training and certification in welding technology. RAMTEC applies the latest industry practices and technology to prepare students to be ready for any workforce environment.    START HERE.

As manufacturing continues to grow and change, the demand for skilled and trained welders also grows. RAMTEC not only provides the industry-specific knowledge that employers want, but the hands-on practice to develop as an experienced professional. As a result, RAMTEC students graduate with an array of robotic and manufacturing welding experience making them sought after by future employers.


  • Use advanced welding techniques to design, engineer, build and troubleshoot complex manufacturing solutions
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications using math and critical thinking
  • Develop the confidence, work ethic and stamina necessary for a high-tech career in fabrication

Is this you?

  • I am mechanical
  • I am capable
  • I am precise
  • I have a good eye for design

Career Opportunities Upon Graduation:

  • Welder
  • Maintenance
  • Pipe Welder
  • Metal Fabricator

With additional Training/Education:

  • Journeyman
  • Mill Wright
  • Iron Worker
  • Foreman
  • Private Welding Shop Owner/Operator

CERTIFICATIONS: *Earn ODE Credential Points Toward Graduation
(*Earn Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Credential Points toward Graduation during your junior/senior years)
• American Welding Society (AWS) (*12 points)
• OSHA 10 (*1 point)

Typical Wages:
$16 to $20/hour
$20 to $30/hour with experience

Some Area Employers Include:
UTLX, Vaughn Industries, Kokosing, Houser Racing, Eagle Crusher and CenMac MetalWorks, Rialto Mfg., Honda, Xigent

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced industrial certifications, and further education

Internships, Apprenticeships

Tri-Rivers Career Center  affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry of person.

Welding students with Instructor


Levi Retterer, Instructor

Dakota-Ellswick-photo-1030x889Dakota Elswick, Instructor

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced industrial certifications, and further education
Certifications, Internships, Apprenticeships
A College Tech Prep Program

Welding 2015 folder1

Levi Retterer, Instructor

Dakota Elswick, Instructor

“RAMTEC changed my life. Because the Engineering Class, I am learning to build robotic work cells and I love my job at Xigent Automated Systems. I am using my robotics, machining and PLC skills I learned at RAMTEC on the job everyday.”


At RAMTEC/Tri-Rivers I learned about automation and how important and challenging manufacturing tech jobs are. I continued my education in Electrical Engineering at Marion Technical College. I was also part of a co-op program at Honda. They hired me and now I’m a full-time maintenance tech. When it comes to high skilled jobs in manufacturing, your future starts at RAMTEC.

“RAMTEC Is the best thing I ever did in my life. The first day I walked in here I knew I was home. The skills and certifications I received at RAMTEC helped start my career as an Maintenance Apprentice Technician at Whirlpool.”


Engineering was the perfect program for me. I got lots of hands-on training and participated in the National Vex Robotics competition.

RAMTEC will give me a competitive edge going into any workforce or college. Instead of a company having to train me, I already have the skills. I want to get a 4-year college degree and then get a job making close to that $100,000 figure.”

  • Cutting Edge

    RAMTEC’s cutting-edge work has been recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Educational Foundation, Ohio Economic Development Association, Governor Kasich, and the Ohio Department of Education.

  • Industry Backed

    Dozens of corporate and educational partners help RAMTEC stay on the forefront of technology.

  • Hands-On Learning

    Our facilities provide access to cutting-edge industrial technology and instructors.

We Can’t Wait To Meet You!

RAMTEC's mission is to provide a technically trained, highly-skilled workforce to promote the creation and expansion of business and industry through robotics and advanced manufacturing technologies. Login