Owens Community College recently honored 32 graduates of the Applied Industrial Technologies Program who completed apprenticeships through the College's Center for Development and Training (CDT).
Since 1984, more than 600 students have completed their apprenticeships through Owens Community College. The apprenticeship program is a four-year program operated by CDT under guidelines of the U.S. Department of Labor, which includes a minimum of 576 classroom hours at the College, plus 8,000 hours of on-the-job training.
CDT is the largest and most comprehensive institution in the area to offer apprenticeship training. More than 150 businesses in the Toledo area participate in the apprenticeship training program.
This year's apprenticeship graduates were honored during a ceremony May 22 on the Toledo-area Campus. Phyliss Lipkinssilar, a representative of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, was the guest speaker.
Listed by employer, the apprenticeship graduates are:
- Chrysler, Perrysburg:
- Leland Buhrow, electrician; Norman Freshour, machine repairman; Patrick Hagenmaier, toolmaker; James Lohmeyer, pipefitter; Kenneth Rawlings, electrician; Sharon Reinhart, toolmaker;
John Smith, toolmaker; Jan Teague II, machine repairman; and David Veu Casovic, toolmaker.
Cooper Engineered Products, Bowling Green:
- William Carrol, maintenance mechanic; and David Hamman, maintenance mechanic.
Delta USA, Monroe, MI:
- Ronald Eby, tool and diemaker.
Durivage Pattern, Williston:
- Kenneth Howard, patternmaker; James Rollheiser, patternmaker; and Craig Tomor, moldmaker.
Fischer Tool & Die, Temperence, MI:
- Jeffrey Boros, moldmaker and die cast.
Ford Motor Co., Maumee:
- Billy Adkins, diemaker; Roger Commager, diemaker; Thomas Lutes, millwright; Edward Mylek, millwright; Jeffrey Smith, diemaker; and Wayne Worthington, machine repair.
General Mills, Toledo:
- Douglas Jacobs, packaging maintenance mechanic; Thomas Malinowski, general maintenance mechanic.
Jerl Machine, Perrysburg:
- Jay Patrick Carr, machinist.
Pohle Tool, Toledo:
- Scott Klostermeier, toolmaker.
Progressive Industries, Walbridge:
- Roger Pickel Jr., tool and diemaker.
Reichert Stamping, Toledo:
- Clyde Hardy Jr., millwright; and James Maples, tool and diemaker.
Toledo Molding & Die, Toledo:
- Douglas Guntsch, tool and diemaker; Shane Larrow, tool and diemaker; and Marvin Malik, tool and diemaker.