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SMITHVILLE – Wayne County’s Ohio Technical Center is Excited to Start Their Fall Programs With Some Bright New Instructors.

Among the many incredible instructors we have returning this year at WCSCC to teach our adult students, we are also very excited to welcome some new faces! Our instructors offer a unique learning environment to all of their students and many of them can provide years of industry knowledge to accompany their classroom learning.

New this year to Wayne County’s Ohio Technical Center to teach adults:

Kody Brenning: Manufacturing Technology Instructor, Kody is a skilled Welder with a Bachelor’s Degree in Welding Engineering Technology. Kody has a passion for teaching with an emphasis on quality.  He can often be found teaching Welding Theory classes for local apprentices or full time Manufacturing students.


Jon Geiser: Manufacturing Technology Instructor, Jon is a skilled Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corrosion Engineering. Jon holds his students to high standards which helps to produce quality employees for our local workforce.  Jon can often be found teaching Metallurgy & Heat Treating


Eric Grobmyer: Assessment Specialist: Eric’s former military and professional experience have provided him with the skills needed to help businesses identify and assess the skills needed for individual job assignments. Eric works directly with the company to assure that the assessments selected match the needs of the company.


Todd Hinton: Manufacturing Technology Instructor, Todd has practical experience as a machinist, a Bachelors in Automated Manufacturing Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration—he has a keen ability to teach practical application.  You can find Todd teaching many of our customized training programs designed for specific industries or in the FANUC CNC lab teaching students the needed skills to earn their FANUC Certification.


Laurie Mobley: Adult Dental Assisting Instructor, Laurie is a certified Expanded Function Dental Assistant with real world experience—these qualifications make her an excellent instructor as she prepares the adult students to earn their Radiography Certification, Registered Dental Assisting Certification, and most importantly, prepare for a career as a Dental Assistant.


April Post: Administrative Office Professional Instructor, April is a certified Career Technical Education Instructor her  past teaching and program development experience is an asset in the classroom.  April has a focus on teaching our adult students the skill and professionalism necessary to help business thrive.


New Law Enforcement Training Academy Instructors—our specialized LETA instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom as they prepare our cadets to enter the profession of Law Enforcement. Each instructor is certified through OPOTA within their specified teaching area: Robert Budgake, former administrator of the Stark County Crime Lab; Jason Gohlike, comes with a wealth of experience including time as a detective; Douglas Miller, has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University, practical experience and years of OPOTA  instructor experience; Scott Schmoll,  serves as a Lieutenant with Medina County Sheriff’s Office and has 32 years of experience; Mary Sklodowski had a 25 year career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a Park Officer.

The Career Center is excited to have many programs starting in the next few months, including: Administrative Office Professional (9/19) with concentrations in Accounting, Marketing, Medical, and Human Resources; Cosmetology (9/19), Dental Assisting (10/10), Law Enforcement (10/10), Manufacturing Technologies (8/22) with concentrations in Industrial Maintenance, Precision Machining, Robotics, and Welding; Medical Assisting (9/19), and Practical Nursing (9/22). Nurse Aide (9/6) and Fast Track Welding (8/29) are also great options to quickly gain credentials needed within our local area.

Free academic and career readiness classes are also offered for adults to brush up on academic skills through Aspire. Opportunities include: Basic Academic Remediation for specific content areas (you may be eligible for this review even if you have a HS diploma), GED or High School Equivalency prep, Adult Diploma Program for individuals 20 or older, Customer Service Representative Credential Course, Certified Manufacturing Associate Course,  and coming soon an IT Fundamentals Course.

Customized training, apprenticeship classes and assessments are designed to meet the needs of our strong business and industry partners in Wayne and Holmes County.  We welcome industry leaders to attend the open house to see our labs and explore how we can help you find solutions to your workforce needs.

Questions regarding adult education classes can be directed to the Adult Education office at 330-669-7070 or by email to aeinfo@wcscc.org.