Tri-Rivers’ RAMTEC students accepted into Whirlpool Co-op

Way to Go!! Five RAMTEC Engineering seniors applied for the Whirlpool Maintenance Co-op Summer Program. Four of the five were informed today that they were accepted into the program. Needless to say, they were very excited! Cam Lee (from Whirlpool) commented to Instructors Mr. Edington and Mr. Robinson that they were very impressed by the way all five of them were dressed, their interview skills and how well they were prepared for the interview.
Students accepted are:
Lawyer Scott (RV)
Josh Lambert (Pleasant)
Brendan Andrews (RV)
Josh Warwick (RV)

Sign Up! Construction & Auto Tech Workshop

Tri-Rivers Construction Trades Academy and Automotive Technology in partnership with the Morrow County Extension Office/The Ohio State University—College of Food Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, is holding a Career Exploration Workshop for youth in grades 5-12, May 8, 2021 from 9am to 3pm at the Career Center, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion, OH. Cost: $15 for Morrow County Residents and $35 for Non-Morrow County Residents. Must register by April 30, 2021

By signing up for this workshop, youth can take the guess work out of whether they want to work in a construction trade or automotive technology trade career.

Activities include*:
Automotive Technology
• Automotive Safety Inspections
• Lube, Oil and Filter Change
• Tire Dismount, Mount, Balance and Rotation
• Automotive Scan Tool Operation

Construction Trades Academy
• Basic Construction—build a small project to take home!
• CNC Router Usage
• Heavy Equipment Demonstration—Operation & Safety Small Tool Safety
• Wall Framing (parts of a wall and how to construct it)

*activites are subject to change

For more information and to register, go to:

Brochure and Registration Forms:

Event Brochure: Construction & Auto workshop 2021

2021 Career Exploration Workshop Consent Form

Career Exploration Workshop Registration Form 2021




New Students! Attend Dessert With Your Teacher April 29

We encourage New Students who will be joining the Tri-Rivers Family for the 2021-2022 school year to attend Dessert With Your Teacher. The event is Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 6pm. When you arrive go right to your program lab.

This is an event where your instructor will share important information. Plus there will be desserts from Culinary Arts and cool giveaways!


Prior to the event, there will be a College Credit Plus (CCP) Meeting at 5:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room (cafeteria).


See below flyer for details and for other upcoming dates!


Mr. Horn featured in National Welding Journal

Tri-Rivers welding instructor, Obra Horn, was recently featured in the Welding Journal, a national maganzine published by The American Welding Society. Mr. Horn is celebrating 40 years in welding education. We salute this amazing instructor, who will be retiring this year.

PDF of the story: Article in the Welding Journal

We will miss you!!








Interactive Media program completely updated!

Above, Josh Ebert, left, and Jeff Davidson, the instructors for the Interactive Media Program. Both instructors have worked in the field for many years.


One of the programs at Tri-Rivers that has experienced rapid change is Interactive Media. It has gone from the early years of Graphic Printing, to Digital Media for a few years to its current moniker of Interactive Media.

“The program’s latest title and direction is fueled by changes in communications. In our technology-driven world interactive media surrounds everything we do; It transforms the way people share information and ideas through creative uses of technology,” explained Josh Ebert, one of two instructors for the program. 

 Interactive Media students work in the new state-of-the-art studio
where they are filming the morning TV news show. 

“One of the coolest things has been watching the talent of the students go up and up! As enrollment rises, it’s bringing a greater variety of students and raises the bar,” said Ebert. 

“With advancements in technology, creative problem solvers are in high demand,” said Ebert. “Even companies like Apple, who design products, need creative designers to work alongside their engineers. Critical thinking, like what we teach, continues to be one of the top skills we hear employers looking for.”

Ebert has over 10 years of experience in the field and is in his second year of teaching. He has had the opportunity to experience a variety of clients and projects. He can share those experiences with students. “I’ve been involved with everything from branding, to commercial videography, to software design, and more. I even started my own business and have worked to grow that the last several years.”

Interactive Media Instructor, Josh Ebert, far right, assists students on a project.

His teaching partner, Jeff Davidson, who is in his first year at Tri-Rivers, has worked in the interactive media and graphic design industry for 30 years. “I have a wealth of experience to share with the students. I have worked in almost every segment of the design industry—graphic design, web design, animation, game design, and video production to name a few. I think that having seen the evolution of the industry, I can give interesting insights to students.”

The “Dynamic Duo” (as many colleagues call them) emphasize that their brand-new lab is another major aspect that sets their program apart. It was completely rebuilt from the ground up in 2020, so it offers students access to some of the most state-of-the-art equipment in Ohio. “Access to professionals in the field, along with a lab that you truly have to see to believe, is what gives our students the best possible opportunity to be successful in this field,” said Davidson.

“Most of our students will want to go on to post-secondary educational opportunities, but our students will have a strong enough foundation that they could definitely go directly into industry,” said Davidson. “Even students who plan to continue their education will find themselves in a better position than their peers in their college major after taking this program.”

“I agree with Mr. Davidson, additional education certainly opens doors and can give students an edge, but it’s not essential,” said Ebert. “That’s the nice thing about interactive media, there are a lot of opportunities at every level.”

Dylan Farrell, a junior from Mount Gilead, said, “I’ve always been interested in movies and how they are made. I’m learning all of that here—special effects, the mechanics of movies, animating and video. Our lab is huge with different rooms for different areas of study. Plus, I’m getting valuable certifications like Photoshop and Illustrator. Whatever, your creative interests are, you’ll fit in here.”


“I love it here. The staff are good to students; they care about us as individuals,” said Skye Shipman, a junior from Mount Gilead. “Everything is hands-on and interactive. We do a lot of critical thinking and brainstorming. Both my teachers are interested in what I want to learn.” 

To learn more about Tri-Rivers Interactive Media program visit

Students Comments:

Dylan Farrell,
a junior from Mount Gilead, said, “I’ve always been interested in movies and how they are made. I’m learning all of that here—special effects, the mechanics of movies, animating and video. Our lab is huge with different rooms for different areas of study. Plus, I’m getting valuable certifications like Photoshop and Illustrator. Whatever, your creative interests are, you’ll fit in here.”

Skye Shipman
“I love it here. The staff are good to students; they care about us as individuals,” said Skye Shipman, a junior from Mount Gilead. “Everything is hands-on and interactive. We do a lot of critical thinking and brainstorming. Both my teachers are interested in what I want to learn.” 

Samantha “Sam” Thompson,
a junior from North Union, majoring in Interactive Media at Tri-Rivers, said, “I was looking for a fresh start. I wanted to focus on what I want to do in life. I want to use the skills I learn here to freelance and eventually go to college to major in film. Someday I want to make movies. I want my work to tell stories and make people happy. I love photography and storytelling through film. This lab is amazing! And my instructors, both lab and academic, are engaging.” 

Wyatt Ruth
“When I visited as an 8th grader, this lab sparked my interest. I already enjoyed camera work and using Photoshop. In this program you aren’t limited to one thing, you can work in multiple areas, but you can also focus on your interests. I come in every day excited to learn. I’m currently working on cool designs for T-shirts,” said Wyatt Ruth, a junior from River Valley.


Garrett Belcher,
a junior from Elgin, said he eventually wants to go to a Fine Arts School. “Right now, I’m earning valuable design certifications. My instructors encourage and push me to be creative.  Someday I hope to sell my work to galleries.” 

Tri-Rivers receives Breakfast & Beyond Recognition


Tri-Rivers recognized for resiliency and collaboration in the important work of feeding students

Tri-Rivers was one of nine school districts in Ohio to receive recognition for the 2020-2021 Breakfast & Beyond from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. Schools were recognized for their innovative and collaborative approach to maximize participation in meal programs, ensuring all students have access to school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At Tri-Rivers we created Grab-n-Go breakfast carts in the cafeteria and hallways, served hot breakfasts daily in the cafeteria and we packaged breakfast and lunch meals for remote learners,” said Angela Branam,  the Career Center’s Cafeteria Manager. “We wanted to ensure that all of our students have easy access to breakfast and lunch.”

“The breakfast carts allow us to maintain social distancing, catch students who are late and increase our speed of service,” said Branam. “One of the goals of increasing access to breakfast was to increase the number of students that eat breakfast every day. Students are excited about all the options and enjoy the items offered. Utilizing USDA foods for breakfast and lunch has reduced food costs. Breakfast participation has increased by 73%  by increasing food options and access to breakfast.”

Branam said the program was a collaboration between her cafeteria team, building administrators, teachers, the school nurse, students, support staff, parents and community health officials.

Branam said, “Our food service staff worked with food suppliers during the pandemic to determine types of food that could be used for meals on campus and sent home with students for remote learning. At the beginning of the school year, availability of meals and pickup times were promoted to students and parents by the communications department and building principal.”

She said, “New sanitation and food handling procedures are in place for preparation and distribution of foods. All meals and food items must be properly covered for all packaged meals sent home on remote learning days. Staff time has increased to ensure safety in preparation and packaging of meals for remote learning. The building staff and administrators have helped in the distribution of meals on remote days. Their help has been critical to ensure enough people are available to distribute meals to students.”

School districts that submitted a Breakfast & Beyond story, received a “Super Star” electronic medallion to place on their school website, menus, and other community focused communications. The medallion signifies their distinguished work in serving Breakfast & Beyond.

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge’s mission is to increase access and participation in the School Breakfast & School Meal Programs, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Tri-Rivers Career Center plans to continue breakfast carts in the hall and new grab n go items on the menu next school year.

The other districts recognized included: West Geauga, Twinsburg, Painesville, Madison, Lima City, Indian Creek, Berkshire Local and Auburn Career Center.

For more information about the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, visit

Tri-Rivers hosted COVID19 Vaccination Clinic

Tri-Rivers was proud to host the Meijer’s Pharmacy Team’s #COVID19 vaccination clinic for all of the Marion County School employees and community school employees. The Tri-River auditorium was busy with activity. #TRCCMakingItWork .

The  Criminal Justice and Health Careers Academy students assisted with the clinic. They did an amazing job.

The next clinic is March 19, 2021 for the second shot. Tri-Rivers will once again go remote that day to accommodate the space needed for the clinic.

Tri-Rivers, closed Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Tri-Rivers is closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, due to snow-covered/icy roads. Be safe.

Feb. 11—Parent Teacher Conference Registration

Dear Parent/Guardian;

It is time again for Parent Teacher Conferences. The Conferences will be held February 11, 2021, from 3:30 – 6:30pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with your student’s teachers, career tech instructors, and school counselors. Due to the conditions of the pandemic, we are planning to conduct these conferences virtually. We encourage you to take advantage of this connection. Tri-Rivers Career Center is now using to make signing up for Parent Teacher conferences more convenient.

To register, please enter the following web address into your browser window.

Prior to registering, you will need the following information:
• Your email information
• Your student’s name
• The names of your student’s teachers These can be found on your student’s grade card or in Power School
• The time you are available for conferences Time slots are in 15 minutes and you will need to sign up for each teacher that you would like to visit.

If you do not have internet access or need help, please contact us via phone at 740-389-8580. Our intent is to conduct these conferences virtually. Once we receive your email, the teachers will reach out to you to provide a zoom meeting/google meet link to confirm your virtual conference. I hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with our staff. Best Regards, Chris Solis Principal Tri-Rivers Career Center

Best Regards

Chris Solis

Tri-Rivers Career Center


Printable Letter: PTC Fast PT Conference letter 20-21