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Rhodes State College Honors Apprentices at GROB Systems, Inc.

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Rhodes State College, together with its partner GROB Systems, Inc., recognized 34 apprentices at GROB yesterday, November 18, 2021. The apprentices have completed the required on-the-job training hours to be qualified as a journeyperson Industrial Machinist System Technician. Certificates of completion of their apprenticeship were issued by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council at today’s ceremony.

GROB Systems, Inc. offers an Apprenticeship Program that features on-the-job training, a hands-on learning environment, and a company-paid college degree. This combination of training and education helps their apprentices become valuable members of a highly-skilled workforce. The program is designed to prepare students for technician-level jobs within GROB, including working in the world of robotics, CNC machines, assembly and test equipment, and the total flexible manufacturing network. In addition to receiving their journeyperson’s card, GROB apprentices also earn their Associates Degree in either Manufacturing or Electronic Engineering Technology from Rhodes.

The apprentices that were recognized this year are as follows:

 Courtney Amrine of Leipsic

 James-David Hileman of Rockford

 Taylor Bacon of Kenton

 Riley Karhoff of Ottawa

 Dakota Bricker of Bluffton

 Derek Kemper of Ottoville

 Luke Brown of Harrod

 Logan Kemper of Ottoville

 Zackary Buckingham of Forest

 Kaylee Kinn of Bluffton

 Elizabeth Busch of North Baltimore

 Jackson Lammers of Leipsic

 Michael Carman of Lima

 Jaren Law of Lima

 Erickson Collar of Columbus grove

 Bret Llewellyn of Ottawa

 Luke Drerup of Arlington

 Bailey Parke of Arlington

 Chad Duling of Ottawa

 Michael Petersen of New Bavaria

 Braeden Edwards of Bluffton

 Brice Rayle of Bluffton

 Kevin Flaugher of Lima

 Cole Reynolds of Huntsville

 Andrew Fleece of Lima

 Brent Siefker of Ottawa

 Mark Fleming of Lima

 Drew Siferd of McComb

 Trever Gast of Arlington

 Caleb Vennekotter of Continental

 Nathan Giesman of Bellefontaine

 Wyatt Wiegers of Findlay

 Hunter Haws of Benton Ridge

 Trevor Wurth of Fort Jennings