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Intel Coming to Ohio and Rhodes State is Ready to Train High Tech Workforce

Gov. Mike DeWine announced today that Intel is partnering with Ohio to bring a revolutionizing investment in semiconductor (or “chip”) manufacturing to our state. This is a brand new industry for Ohio and the Midwest—it not only reverses decades of offshoring American manufacturing jobs, but introduces an entire new industry sector to the state creating thousands of new high-tech jobs. 

Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue, and is the developer of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers.

Rhodes State offers a two-year degree in electronic engineering technology which provides a solid foundation in which to work in a semi-conductor manufacturing company, such as Intel.  Rhodes State College will assist in fulfilling the need for this skilled workforce. Dr. Cynthia E. Spiers, President of Rhodes State, said “We at Rhodes State are excited and ready to support the training needs for this new industry. The benefit of being a two-year college is that we are agile and stay on the cutting-edge in manufacturing training by updating our programs and curriculum to meet the ever-changing industry needs for Intel and their suppliers in the region.”

In anticipation of the evolution in the manufacturing sector, Rhodes State College offers electronic engineering technology courses to qualified high school students through the College Credit Plus program at our partnering high schools in the region.