Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremonial groundbreaking and a special “thank you” to Dana for investing in the future of the region. Dana’s investment of $1 million marks the largest gift in the College’s history. This lead gift begins the public phase of a capital campaign for the Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.
The roots of Owens are ingrained in manufacturing. In 1965, Owens Technical College first began and offered only four associate degree programs, which included Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Today, Owens Community College offers more than 100 associate degree programs and certificates, with nearly 23 of those being connected to the advanced manufacturing industry.
The College’s strong partnerships include the Regional Growth Partnership, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Wood County Economic Development Commission, Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development and many others who have long stressed the importance of workforce for our regional economy.
The Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center will provide highly technical and integrated training in a modernized setting with amenities including natural lighting, glass walls, and polished floors, culminating in a clean and safe learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to train on the best equipment and be job-ready upon completing their degree or certificate.