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May 20, 2020
Rhodes State Host Manufacturing Certification for High School Students this Summer

LIMA, Ohio, May 20, 2020 - Rhodes State College is offering a special eight-week Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and Certified Production Technician (CPT) Programs for high school students interested in an Ohio In-demand Manufacturing Career. This summer program provides high school students with an alternative pathway to graduation. Students will earn four college credits and a 12-point industry-recognized credential toward graduation.

The MSSC/CPT certification includes four assessment areas including Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Process, and Maintenance Awareness. The CPT training is an industry credentialed program that allows recipients to jumpstart their manufacturing careers. Classes begin June 2 and will run through the end of July. Class sessions will be held three days a week from 8:30-11:30 a.m. through instructor-led online delivery. At the end of each session there is a Certification Assessment.

“The MSSC-CPT is one of the industry-recognized credentials approved by the Ohio Department of Education as an alternative pathway toward a high school diploma. Students who earn the MSSC-CPT and earn the required score on WorkKeys (a work-readiness test) qualify for graduation points,” said Kitt Horn, Dean of K-12 Partnerships at Rhodes.

Rhodes State has 23 Tuition Scholarships, valued at $720.76 each, available to distribute on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in participating in this summer program must register through their High School Guidance Counselor or if they are new to Rhodes, they will also need to apply online to the College. Parents of students and/or students interested can contact Kitt Horn at (419) 995-8430 or at

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