Penta Career Center, Northwest State Community College announce educational partnership

Northwest State Community College near Archbold, and Penta Career Center, near Perrysburg, have formed a partnership to provide two high demand career training programs – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operations Certificate program and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Truck Driving training to be offered at Penta’s facility at 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township. This partnership will enable the two institutions to efficiently address the shortage of skilled workers in both of these occupations.

In addition to the Archbold location, Northwest State Community College is a partner with the University of Toledo and provides Workforce Development training at the University of Toledo Scott Park campus. The Scott Park campus includes the new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center which will open Jan. 11, 2016.

“We are excited to join Northwest State in this strategic partnership and together creating a trained workforce that addresses our local business and industry needs,” says Rhonda Hogrefe, supervisor of adult education at Penta.

“We are thrilled to join Penta Career Center in our joint mission to improve quality and availability of workforce development in the Northwest Ohio region,” says Dr. Thomas Stuckey, president of Northwest State Community College. “Penta’s reputation for providing high quality skilled workers to regional businesses is well known nationally. The institution is an important component of regional economic development and we look forward to adding Penta’s expertise in our efforts to further this important mission,” Dr. Stuckey added.

Northwest State Community College and Penta Career Center partnership to provide CNC training begins Wednesday, Oct. 14 and CDL training starts on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. For more information, or to register for classes, please visit or contact Penta Career Center Adult Education at 419-661-6555.