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Advancing the Region

Owens Community College is Advancing the Region and Embarks on Capital Fundraising Campaign for New $9.6 million, 59,000 Square-foot Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

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The Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (Dana Center) will help Owens expand its offerings in advanced manufacturing degrees and certificates, while preparing a pipeline of skilled workers needed by employers to fill in-demand jobs and meet the region’s critical shortages in the workforce.

The Dana Center is designed to provide highly technical and integrated training in a modernized setting with amenities including natural lighting, glass walls and polished floors – a clean and safe environment conducive to learning. The new facility also provides corporate partners with access to offices and conference space located near technical labs, classrooms, and faculty offices.

This is an opportunity to host industry-related training meetings, demonstrations of new equipment and technologies, recruitment events, and other shared activities that connect Owens students and the College to industry partners in a way that hasn’t been done in the past.

Fast Facts
  • Grand Opening: The $9.6 million Dana Center will open Fall Semester 2020
  • Expansion: 59,000 square foot training center will expand existing education and training opportunities for students and industry partners in advanced manufacturing, the skilled trades and related fields
  • Labs: Major labs include Robotics and PLC, CNC and Manual Machining, Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, CAD, HVAC and Plumbing
  • Jobs Outlook: More than 2,100 job openings paying an average annual salary of $63,000 are forecast over the next five years in Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties
  • Economic Impact: $134 million annual economic growth to the northwest Ohio region