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January 13, 2020
Rhodes State Partners with GROB Systems for TechCred Program

(Lima, OH – January 13, 2020) Rhodes State College participated in the Governor’s press conference and signing ceremony held at GROB Systems this morning. Governor DeWine signed House Bill 2 which permanently codifies the new TechCred program into law. Rhodes State is the educational partner for GROB Systems apprentices utilizing funding from TechCred.

“GROB Systems has been a valued partner with Rhodes State College since 2012 when we became their apprenticeship related instruction provider for Associate Degrees in Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering Technology. Together we have served over 175 apprentices,” said Dr. Cynthia E. Spiers, President of Rhodes State College. “And now, through the TechCred program, GROB is able to provide a highly recognized industry credential, taught by Rhodes State.”

Rhodes State offers twenty nationally recognized credentials which can be completed in less than a year.

“We are adding more credentials as we meet with business and industry leaders to learn what they need to further strengthen their workforce,” said Tammy Eilerman, Director of Advanced Manufacturing at Rhodes.

“This is a great day for GROB and all businesses and industry,” said Spiers. “It is a day that depicts the commitment by the Governor to upscale the technical skills needed in Ohio’s workforce!”

“This is a great day for GROB and all businesses and industry,” said Spiers. “It is a day that depicts the commitment by the Governor to upscale the technical skills needed in Ohio’s workforce!”

TechCred connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials to enhance their career opportunities. In partnership with a training provider like Rhodes State College, local employers may receive up to $2,000 in training reimbursements if they apply by the end of January. TechCred credentials often take less than a year to complete. To view eligible credentials online visit techcred.ohio.gov. or contact Tammy Eilerman at Eilerman.T@RhodesState.edu or (419) 995-8351 for TechCred credential training at Rhodes State College.

GROB Systems with Dr. Spiers

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