Technical Skill Training

Owens provides technical training focusing on improving productivity and meeting employee safety and occupational compliance needs.  We have over 200 qualified and experienced instructors ready to serve your training needs anytime.  The Owens Workforce and Community Services Corporate Training is dedicated to building your competitive advantage by working with you to improve productivity and compliance in your business. We provide customized solutions to your training needs.

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Certified Quality Technician Training

Prepare for the American Society for Quality’s certification exam to earn this nationally-respected credential. Certified Quality Technicians are highly sought after by companies seeking specialists in quality concepts and processes. Our quality course gives you all the tools you will need to be successful when you take the ASQ exam. Before registering, please visit to review experience requirements, application deadlines, and exam costs. Owens is a testing site for the CQT exam, which will be held on March 7. The ASQ Exam Application deadline is January 16. Instructor: Michael Theise.

51233 Sat 1/10- 2/28 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Maumee $925*

*Fee includes tuition, books, and materials. Does not include ASQ exam or application fee. Participants are not required to take the ASQ exam.

New! Leadership on the Ground

Designed especially for foremen in construction and manufacturing, this workshop helps with your people skills, which are the key to getting the job done safely with a team that may not be used to following orders or taking constructive criticism. The workshop shows you how to lead by example, how to communicate to get the best results from your workers and relate to your boss, and gives you tools for solving common workday problems. Instructor: Dan Saad.

51246 Tue 1/27 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90
51247 Wed 3/4 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Perrysburg $90
51248 Wed 3/11 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $90
51249 Fri 4/3 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Maumee $90

Hands-On Lift-Truck (Forklift) Operation Fundamentals

Learn what OSHA expects you to know about Forklift safety. Understand Forklift components
and maintenance required for safe operation. Get hands-on training as you learn to operate a forklift. Hands-on training includes a scored driving test. Completion earns you a certificate from Owens documenting you have forklift driving experience.
51270 Fri 2/6 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Perrysburg $99
51271 Wed 3/18 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Perrysburg $99
51272 Fri 4/17 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Perrysburg $99

Introduction to Industrial Electricity (16 hours)

This class helps anyone who works in the industrial setting around electrical equipment. Learn what electricity is and the four basic concepts of electricity. You also learn the five essential components of an electrical circuit, the basics of alternating current, control circuit switching devices and loads, using electrical test instruments, basic electrical line diagrams, and control circuit logic functions. Also learn to interpret line diagrams and develop a sequence of operation and become familiar with basic sequential control circuits and reversing motor starter control circuits.
51264 Tue 1/13-2/3 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Perrysburg $229
51263 Thu 1/15-2/5 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $229

Intermediate Industrial Electricity (16 hours)

Build on skills learned in the introductory class by learning about DC and AC motors, transformers and rectifiers. Students will also learn about solid-state relays, inductive and capacitive proximity sensors, and photoelectric sensors. Also covered is an introduction to basic pneumatic and solid-state timers, developing line diagrams to circuit specifications, and troubleshooting of power and control circuitry.
51266 Tue 2/17-3/10 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Perrysburg $229
51265 Thu 2/19-3/12 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $229

Introduction to Industrial Hydraulics (16 hours)

Add basic hydraulic knowledge to your skill set and increase your value to your employer. Learn hydraulics laws and principles, types of control valves, flow control with directional control valves and valve actuators. Begin learning symbol identification and pumps.
51262 Wed 2/11-3/4 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Perrysburg $229
51261 Wed 3/18-4/8 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $229

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Operation (16 Hours)

This training is recommended for students who have completed our Electric Controls class or have a background in electrical controls and would like to learn basic PLC operation. Training will focus on Allen-Bradley SLC 500 equipment, and the course fee includes both a text and computer software which will be used during class and can be used after class with most personal computers. A complete outline of the class is available at
51260 Tue 1/13-2/3 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm Maumee $395

Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Training (16 Hours)

Controllogix is one of the newest controllers in industry today. If you have an understanding of the basics of operating Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and a working knowledge of SLC 500 operation consider this training. Both a text and a ControlLogix DVD that explains all common tasks are provided as a part of the class. A complete outline of the class is available at
51259 Tue 2/10-3/3 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm Maumee $395  

FANUC Robotics Training (16 Hours)

Training will focus on FANUC robotic equipment. You will learn basic programming and machine language, as well as how to operate our FANUC robot. A complete
outline of the class is available at
51258 Thu 1/15-2/5 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm Perrysburg $495

Rail Car Repair Technician Certificate

This program specializes in the repair of all classifications of rail cars. It is for individuals seeking employment opportunities for companies that use rail cars to transport freight. The program teaches skills in freight car components, air brake systems, print reading, welding, pneumatics, brake system rigging and work safety. Owens is partnering with local employers in need of rail car repair technicians to offer this valuable workforce program.
Call (567) 661-7357 for information on the next class.

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