Fall Robotics Camp Nov. 22–Register Now!

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC will be holding a Fall Robotics Camp, November 22, 10am-2:3opm at RAMTEC.

The camp is open to students in grades 6th through 10th.

Students will rotate through the following sessions: Yaskaw Motoman Robotics Operation; FANUC Robotics Operation; NAO Humanoid Robot; Universal Robot and 3D Printing.

Cost of the camp is $20. All participants will receive a T-shirt and pizza for lunch. Fifty participants will be accepted.

To register call Holly Ramey at 740-389-8590 or email: hramey@tririvers.com  Registration Form is Below.

RAMTEC Fall Camp form 2017

Culinary & Business Collaborate: Making French Cuisine

Tri-Rivers’ C.C. Bistro was all about French Cuisine during a recent collaborative project. Suzie Arehart, the Career Center’s Business Communications Instructor, has been discussing France and the country’s culture and food with her students. So it just made sense to her that they learn more about the cuisine by working with Chef Sheila Hamm’s Culinary Arts students. “We decided our students should get together and make crêpes,” said Arehart.

The Culinary Arts students practiced the art of making crêpes and then the Business Communications students joined them in kitchen to learn the process. “Crêpes are made by pouring a batter onto a frying pan or flat circular hot plate, often with a trace of butter or vegetable oil on the pan’s surface. The batter is spread evenly over the cooking surface of the pan or plate either by tilting the pan or by distributing the batter with a spatula. Cooking takes 30 to 60 seconds, then it is turned over to cook the other side. You can flip it in the air by swinging the pan,” explained Chef Hamm. “Some of the students were actually pretty good at flipping the crêpes.”

“When students learn from students, it really is wonderful thing,” said Chef Hamm. “Both my Culinary Arts students and Mrs. Arehart’s Business Communications students did an amazing job for together.”

Arehart said her students not only learned how to make crêpes and all about savory types of fillings for the pancake-like creations, but they also had the opportunity to sample macaroons and French onion soup made by the Culinary Arts students. “They were also introduced to what it would look like to eat in a French restaurant with four forks at each place setting,” said Arehart.

“It was as much fun for the Culinary Arts students as it was for the Business Communications students,” said Principal Carol Bebout. “I loved seeing how as peers the Culinary Arts students shared how to make the food and the Business Communications students really listened and asked questions. ”

Bebout said, “Collaborative projects like this one have such a positive impact on students.”

 

Tri-Rivers Nov. 2017 RENEWAL Levy-NO NEW TAXES

Get the Facts on Tri-Rivers November 7, 2017 ballot issue

Tri-Rivers Career Center is on the ballot November 7 for a 1.3 mill Renewal Levy. This levy was originally passed in 1997. “Our renewal levy is no new taxes for the areas we serve,” according to Jim McFarland, Board President.

“Passage of the levy would maintain current programs and training that prepares area students for the work force, apprenticeships, and to enter college or the military,” said McFarland.

“To compete in this economy we must continue to offer cutting-edge programs for 21st-century careers,” Superintendent Chuck Speelman explained. “With the renewal of this levy, Tri-Rivers can maintain quality programs and facilities, ensuring our students have the latest training, equipment and skills necessary to meet the needs of area employers.”

Tri-Rivers has a proven track record where graduates go on to enter the local workforce and college, said Speelman. “Nearly 90 percent of Tri-Rivers high school graduates go on to get a job, go to college, enter the military or get an apprenticeship upon completing their programs,” said Speelman.

“Tri-Rivers works directly with local businesses and corporations like Union Tank Car, Nucor, Whirlpool and Honda to help provide training and meet the demands of today’s job market,” added Speelman. “It is with the community’s support that we will be able to stay on that path, making sure our students are ready for the ever-changing employment landscape.”

The Tri-Rivers Renewal Levy, which is no new taxes, costs the owner of a $100,000 market value home $1.76 a month.

“Tri-Rivers provides great value to the community,” said McFarland. “With the passage of this renewal levy, Tri-Rivers can continue to make a real difference by producing work ready graduates for real jobs here in our area.”

Tri-Rivers training for high school students includes programs in the areas of Agriculture, Arts & Communications, Human Services, Construction, Healthcare, Public Safety and Law Enforcement, Engineering, Business, Industrial Manufacturing, and Transportation. Adult Education programs include Industrial Maintenance, Welding, Nursing, Paramedic, EMT, Robotics, PLC and Hydraulics.

Tri-Rivers campus is located at 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road. Their training center RAMTEC, also on the campus, provides workforce training for high school and adult students.

How to vote:

Register to Vote. Students and adults 18 and over can register to vote NOW in this election through October 10th.

Early voting starts October 11th. All registered voters have the option to vote early.

Vote November 7th. Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

 

The biggest value we offer through the Tri-Rivers Career Center is providing our students with a great education and training, and filling jobs right here in our community. It’s not unusual for you to see graduates from our program working in fields ranging from nursing and patient care to welding, robotics, public safety and paramedic training. These are vital roles being filled in our community by graduates of Tri-Rivers.

We have seen a trend in our country where good jobs go unfilled because there’s a lack of skilled workers who have learned in a structured program like ours. Tri-Rivers works directly with businesses and corporations to train our students to meet the demands of today’s job market. Some of the biggest employers in our area are included in our outreach, including Honda and Whirlpool.

With changes in technology it becomes more and more necessary for us to offer cutting edge programs to both our young people and adults looking for new skills. It is with your support that we’ll be able to stay on that path, providing a stable foundation for students looking to embark into a world filled with 21st-century careers.

Vital to our local economy is that so many of our graduates are not only ready to enter the workforce upon graduation, but they typically remain in our area to begin their careers. They are taxpayers who pay into the community by spending their money on goods and services. This helps create a more stable economy for everyone, making Tri-Rivers a good partner with the community.

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC students 1st in nation to earn FANUC 2D iRVision Certification

Cutline: Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Engineering Techologies students earning the FANUC 2D iRVision Certificate, include:  Row 1:  L-R, Eli Rawlins, James Emery, Ryan Clark, Jaylin Tyler. Row 2: L-R, Owen Thacker, Breanna Napper, Hallie Hall-Blashinsky, Jarrod Smith, Billy Davenport, Arik Haines, Cole Stallings, Jordan Bush, Instructor Mark Edington.
Tri-Rivers RAMTEC students first in nation to earn FANUC 2D iRVision Certification

Twelve Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Level 2 Engineering Technologies students recently became the first high school students in the nation to earn a FANUC 2D iRVision Certificate, according to Mark Edington, their Robotics instructor.

This course covers Handling Tool Applications and Advance TP programming. “The students had to demonstrate hands-on skills including: Advanced Control Structure, Advanced Coding of Programs, 2D Vision Process, Vision Concept and Error And Fault Recovery.

“This is quite an accomplishment for our students and the Marion community,” said Ritch Ramey, the students Engineering Technologies instructor. “We are so fortunate to have a certified trained instructor like Mark Edington in our Central Ohio community.”

Robot Vision applications are widely used in 21st century Automation and Integration systems, explained Edington.  “Vision is used for “Quality Checks”, Part recognition, and various robot functions.”

Ramey said, “We are looking forward to our students using their FANUC iRVision industrial certification and training in school and in their future careers as they help over come the critical shortage of highly skilled Robotic and Maintenance Technicians.”

Edington said this training is part of providing skills that will help solve the national “Manufacturing Gap” over the next five years throughout the United States.

 

Tri-Rivers offers free services to Veterans


To thank area veterans Tri-Rivers Career Center will be providing complimentary services to Veterans furnished by our students in their career labs Friday, November 10, 2017. “We believe our Veterans have given so much for us, it is important for us to give back,” said Roy Schweinfurth, social studies instructor and one of the event coordinators.

“In order to accommodate Veterans attending the event, we ask that they make appointments or reservations in advance for each of the services,” said Schweinfurth.

The services available to Veterans on Friday, November 10, include:
• By reservation: A Soup & Salad Bar lunch provided by our  Culinary Arts students in CC Bistro serving from 10:30am-1pm

• By appointment: A Wash, Wax & Vacuum vehicle service provided by our Auto Technology students, vehicle drop off between 8-9am, vehicle pick-up 2:15pm

• By appointment: Manicures, Pedicures, Shampoo and Syles, Scalp Treatments provided by our Cosmetology students, appointments to begin at 9:15 and run through 10:30; and 12:15 and run through 1:45

• By appointment: Face and Body Waxing, Facial Treatment with limited makeup application if requested by our Esthetics students, appointments to begin at 12:15 and run through 1pm for facials and 1:30 for waxing

• Servicing Lawn Equipment including: Lawn mowers, Chain saws, weed eaters, Snow blowers and Power washers by our Ag & Industrial Power students. Drop off from 8-10:30am and pick up from 12-2pm

• By appointment: Pet Grooming provided by our Veterinary Science students, 8:30 drop off 1pm pick-up. Pet to be groomed must be up to date on vaccinations—distemper, rabies, bordetella.

• Portraits taken by our Digital Media & Entertainment students from 9am- 2pm

• Vital Signs Readings provided by our Healthcare Academy students from 8:30-10am and 12:30-2 pm

• A Computer Safety Inspection performed by our Computer Networking (CNET) students from 8:30-11am & 12:30-2pm

All Veterans in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a prize built by our Construction Trades students.

To schedule appointments for services please contact: Courtney Murphy at 740-389-8522.  For pet grooming please contact Veterinary Science Instructor Carrie Heimlich directly at 740-389-8565. The Tri-Rivers Social Studies Department coordinates the event.

Poster by Christopher Duncan, Digital Media & Entertainment graduate.

Tri-Rivers Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Night

We will begin in the Tri-Rivers Giauque Auditorium with a brief overview of how financial aid works.
We will move to the Student Resource Center (SRC) Computer Lab following the presentation to help you get your FAFSA started/completed.

Bring all of the following documents/information you may have available for you and your
parents for the FAFSA Completion session:
• Your Social Security Number
• Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not an U.S. Citizen)
• Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned from 2015. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your
FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool)
• Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
• An FSA ID to sign electronically. (Replaced PINS as of May 2015. Please create a FSA ID
at www.fsaid.ed.gov one week before completing the FAFSA.

Many Colleges & Scholarship Applications require a completed FAFSA.
This is necessary for many grants, work-study programs and federal loans.

Please complete ASAP!

For More Information, Contact:
Sherrie Dunn: sdunn@tririvers.com
Allisun Kelbley: akelbley@tririvers.com

2 hour fog delay Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Due to the current foggy conditions, Tri-Rivers is on a 2-hour delay, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC Manufacturing Day, Oct 6, 11am-5pm

National Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6, 2017.  Locally, Tri-Rivers Career Center and its workforce training center RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) are designated hosts for this event and will open their center at 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio,  11am to 5pm with activities, demonstrations, contests and displays focusing on the celebration of industry and manufacturing.“The event is open to the public. We encourage area schools to bring students of all ages for an amazing educational field trip,” said Ritch Ramey, Engineering Coordinator for RAMTEC and event organizer.

Highlighting the event will be a preview of the Capacitance Welder in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Welding, Ashland Chemicals, Honda R & D and Coldwater Machine Company. “The capacitance welder has the ability to weld dissimilar metals. At Manufacturing Day its abilities will be demonstrated. Eventually, it will be located at Tri-Rivers’ RAMTEC fulltime and will be a training tool for our high school and adult students, as well as The Ohio State University Welding students,” said Ramey.

“Our goal of Manufacturing Day is to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide,” said Ritch Ramey. “Over the next decade, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be needed and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled due to manufacturers’ inability to find talent with the required skills.”

“These numbers dramatically underscore the importance of introducing as many people as possible to the significant role played by manufacturing in Ohio and the entire nation,” said Mark Edington, Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Certified FANUC Instructor who recently completed his 25,000th hour of instructing industrial training courses. “We have had a busy year in RAMTEC training high school students during the school year as well as at summer camps. We have also been providing training for companies such as Whirlpool, Nucor, Honda, F.T. Precision, Yachiyo and Bridgestone.


Exhibits include: RobotWorx, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Xigent Robotics, The Ohio State University-Marion, Marion Technical College, Miller Welding, Honda, Canon Vision, Allen-Bradley PLC, Houser Racing, MTD, Fastech MasterCAM, Lincoln Technical College, Universal Robotics, Miller Augmented Welder, Lincoln Electric Welding and Parker Hydraulics and more.

Contests: FANUC Robotics Industrial Robotics contest and Motoman Robotics Industrial Robotics contest.

Demonstrations: The Tree Guy (100 Lift Bucket ); MiRR Robotics (AGV Automated Guided Vehicle); MTD- Die making; Miller Robotics (Virtual Welder); OSUM (Collaborative Welder); Honda (TBD); FANUC Collaborative Robot; Industrial Robotics Contests; CAD Contests; Raspberry PI demonstrations by Tri-Rivers CNET; Sandvik Tooling—Mark Hardin and Tri-Rivers Advanced Machining; Welding Demo by Tri-Rivers Welding Technologies; FANUC and Motoman and more.

The event is sponsored by: Tri-Rivers’s RAMTEC, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, SME PRIME, Robotics Industries Association, FANUC, Consolidated Electric Cooperative, Inc, National Robotics Challenge, Honda of America Foundation, REC Foundation, First Energy and MTD.The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, promotes Manufacturing Day each October to address misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. “By working together during and after (Manufacturing Day), manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry,” the group said in a news release.

Tri-Rivers Renewal Levy on November ballot

Tri-Rivers RENEWAL levy is no new taxes for the areas we serve

Tri-Rivers Career Center is on the ballot November 7 for a 1.3 mill Renewal Levy. This levy was originally passed in 1997. “Our renewal levy is no new taxes for the areas we serve,” according to Jim McFarland, Board President.

“Passage of the levy would maintain current programs and training that prepares area students for the work force, apprenticeships, and to enter college or the military,” said McFarland.

“To compete in this economy we must continue to offer cutting-edge programs for 21st-century careers,” Superintendent Chuck Speelman explained. “With the renewal of this levy, Tri-Rivers can maintain quality programs and facilities, ensuring our students have the latest training, equipment and skills necessary to meet the needs of area employers.”

Tri-Rivers has a proven track record where graduates go on to enter the local workforce and college, said Speelman. “Nearly 90 percent of Tri-Rivers high school graduates go on to get a job, go to college, enter the military or get an apprenticeship upon completing their programs,” said Speelman.

“Tri-Rivers works directly with local businesses and corporations like Union Tank Car, Nucor, Whirlpool and Honda to help provide training and meet the demands of today’s job market,” added Speelman. “It is with the community’s support that we will be able to stay on that path, making sure our students are ready for the ever-changing employment landscape.”

The Tri-Rivers Renewal Levy, which is no new taxes, costs the owner of a $100,000 market value home $1.76 a month.

“Tri-Rivers provides great value to the community,” said McFarland. “With the passage of this renewal levy, Tri-Rivers can continue to make a real difference by producing work ready graduates for real jobs here in our area.”

Tri-Rivers training for high school students includes programs in the areas of Agriculture, Arts & Communications, Human Services, Construction, Healthcare, Public Safety and Law Enforcement, Engineering, Business, Industrial Manufacturing, and Transportation. Adult Education programs include Industrial Maintenance, Welding, Nursing, Paramedic, EMT, Robotics, PLC and Hydraulics.

Tri-Rivers campus is located at 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road. Their training center RAMTEC, also on the campus, provides workforce training for high school and adult students.

To learn more about Tri-Rivers programs visit tririvers.com

 

2 hour fog delay today–August 30

Tri-Rivers is on a 2-hour delay today due to the foggy condition, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.