Rhodes State College News

February 17, 2016
Free Manufacturing Training Offered by West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC), in conjunction with Rhodes State College, will offer its Basic Manufacturing Pathway class March 7-23 at Ohio Means Jobs – Allen County, 1501 South Dixie Highway, Lima.   This 40-hour class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“Students who complete this class will receive information weekly on manufacturing job opportunities in the region.  Demand remains strong for entry-level manufacturing jobs and starting pay at many places has increased,” said WCOMC Director Doug Durliat.  “Students who achieve certification will also receive information on other events that enhance their chances of employment, including local job fairs and mock interview days.”

The Basic Manufacturing Pathway class offers hands-on training in integrated systems troubleshooting, quality, continuous improvement, basic math, measurement and safety.  The course covers workplace “soft” skills in areas such as communication and teamwork.  The course also includes resume writing and financial aid application for students pursuing additional training. 

Interested persons may register by calling the WCOMC at 419-995-8353 by March 4.


The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) is a group of manufacturers dedicated to improving the manufacturing workforce in the West Central Ohio region. The group has worked closely with local educational institutions including Rhodes State College to develop a Manufacturing Pathways Certification Program that prepares workers for the high-tech positions required in today's modern manufacturing workplace.

To find out more about the WCOMC and its Advanced Manufacturing Pathway program, please contact Doug Durilat at 419-995-8353.

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