Tolles will open its doors to the community next week to showcase its new RAMTEC Center, a high-tech training facility for robotics, advanced manufacturing and engineering.
An open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The event is free and open to the public at 7877 U.S. Route 42 South, Plain City.
Tolles Career & Technical Center celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 and has seen significant growth and change in recent years, a spokesperson said.
“Not only have there been expansions in career-technical education programs, there are new opportunities in technology, academic education, adult and continuing education, and services available to the community,” the spokesperson said.
The district will put these changes and opportunities on display and allow the public to:
• Visit the state-of-the-art career-technical labs
• Learn more about changes to academic programming and the addition of honors academics
• See re-designed classrooms and other spaces and learn how teachers are innovating in the classroom and integrating technology
• Discover opportunities available through adult and continuing education
• Learn more about services available through Tolles storefronts, including the salon, Saffron Restaurant, automotive services, pet grooming, and more
“Many people forget that Tolles is a vast community resource and there are opportunities and services available here for them to utilize and explore,” said Shane Haggerty, director of marketing and technology. “We want them to take some time to discover what Tolles is today.”
Special highlights of the evening also include showcasing a $1.5 million revamp and enhancement of the high school Engineering and Manufacturing lab, as well as the addition of adult training in robotics and advanced manufacturing. The RAMTEC Center is part of a statewide $15 million Straight A Grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Education.
Tolles Career Connections will also host a special career and college expo workshops for parents and students in sixth through ninth grades to help prepare a vision for college and career planning. They will be offered twice during the event, once at 6:15 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
The sessions are free and open to any parent or student interested in getting a jump start in learning about career and college pathways, as well as taking steps to prepare now.
The event is designed to give the community the chance to explore what interests them the most, while showcasing new programming and services available.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-873-4666, ext. 4414.