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Emerging technologies and processes are lending to a new day in manufacturing, and there are a growing number of companies developing these state-of-the-art technologies right here in Union County. The organizations below can help advanced manufacturers reach the next stage of success.

Career/Technical Centers

The three career/technical centers serving Union County: Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Tolles Career & Technical Center, and Tri-Rivers Career Center, provide cutting-edge education and career training opportunities by partnering with employers to develop customized curriculum, specialized training programs, and internships.
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
Tolles Career & Technical Center
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Edison Advanced Manufacturing Program
The Edison Advanced Manufacturing Program is a competitive grant program to support the adoption and extension of existing advanced manufacturing technologies for Ohio manufacturers. For more information, click here.

Marysville Early College High School

The Marysville Early College High School (ECHS) is Ohio’s first manufacturing-related STEM Early College High School. By using a “Fast Track” school design, the program increases achievement for students as they earn 45-60 college credits and a high school diploma in four years. The ECHS drives more resources to the classroom where partners collaborate and share space, services and programs that increase regional access to high quality, industry-standard career/tech, college, and workforce development programs. 


MTC Mobile Training Lab Program

The MTC Mobile Training Lab (MTL) is a new, 40-foot mobile classroom that provides training for workers right on the job site. The lab is equipped with a production-quality CNC mill for creating quality, complex, precision parts and prototypes; a small robot from RobotWorx; 10 student computer stations, an instructor station, and more. Managed by Marion Technical College, the lab is available to employers in Union County to help incumbent workers learn the skills they need to advance their careers. For more information about the Mobile Training Lab, please call Bob Haas, Marion Technical College, at 740.725.4078.


In addition to the MTC Mobile Training Lab Program, permanent labs and mobile labs for student training are available at Tolles, Ohio Hi-Point, and Tri-Rivers Career Centers, as well as the Marysville Early College High School.

Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education (RAMTEC)
Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) Centers are located Tolles Career & Technical Center and Tri-Rivers Career Centers. RAMTEC centers were created in order to address the skills gap by preparing high school and adult students with advanced manufacturing and engineering skills. For more information about these valuable programs, please click the links below:
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association works directly with manufacturers to drive down the cost of doing business. This membership-based organization offers industry advocacy, governmental input, and other important resources.
The Ohio State University - Ohio Manufacturing Institute
The mission of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) is to serve as a manufacturing public policy mechanism for the state and nation that focuses on facilitating and utilizing available technical resources for economic development.
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