Terra State showcases innovation in during Kaptur visit

Press Staff Writer

        Terra State Community College welcomed Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) on Feb. 26 for a visit to explore the institution’s cutting-edge short-term and long-term training solutions.
        The focus of the visit centered on Terra State’s ongoing efforts to elevate its Automation and Robotics program, a venture supported in part by the congressional adds championed by Congresswoman Kaptur.
        Terra State officials expressed gratitude for Kaptur’s unwavering support as the college expanded its offerings to include a Robotics Operator Certificate. This short-term certificate pathway is designed to prepare individuals for careers in advanced manufacturing within just one semester, addressing the growing demand for skilled professionals in this field.
        The college also announced the forthcoming addition of a certificate program in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), further enhancing the breadth of its Industry 4.0 Training program.
        The expansion initiative aligns with current and future industry needs, as Terra State strives to deliver relevant and impactful training solutions. This involves expanding FANUC robotics training to align with FANUC Industry Recognized Credentials and NOCTI Third-Party Certifications and continued expansion of Rockwell Allen-Bradley Certifications.
        Terra State is collaborating with ARCTOS Technology Solutions on the prestigious AFRL (Air Force Research Lab) project, Regional Certification and Training Labs (Prime Contract: FA8650-16-D-5524). This partnership extends to the follow-on project, Smart Manufacturing Digital Thread (OAI-SMDTH-24844).
        Kaptur, a staunch advocate for education and workforce development, lauded Terra State’s commitment to providing practical, industry-aligned training. “It was great to visit Terra State and meet with students, faculty, and staff and tour the growing campus,” she said. “My work in Washington to help establish Terra’s National Machinery Advanced CNC Lab is already showing tangible results as it helps to prepare Northwest Ohioans for the modern workforce. I will continue to support funding to help improve Terra State and all colleges and universities across our region, so our students have access to world class facilities and employers have a pipeline of work-ready graduates.”


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