Marion's efforts to create a robotics hub are getting recognized as work continues toward building a training center at Tri-Rivers Career Center.
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee used the proposed robotics training center as an example of education spurring job creation while he spoke to the Marion Rotary Club on Tuesday. He also toured RobotWorx where employees showed him two robots that will be donated to the center.
The center will be housed at Tri-Rivers but will be a collaboration between Tri-Rivers, Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion. Its focus will be on training area residents to work with industrial robotics and automation, considered a need by local industries for which company officials say they can't find enough skilled employees.
Gee spoke to Tri-Rivers Superintendent Chuck Speelman on Tuesday and complimented him on his work on the center.
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