Global company collaborates with local tech center for workforce preparedness –
Ferno, the global leader in emergency pre-hospital patient handling equipment, recently announced a donation to the Ohio Valley Career Technical Center (OVCTC) for $2,500. The funds will be used to invest in new equipment and training materials.
OVCTC collaborates with regional companies to develop programs that provide their students with the marketable skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Ferno has been one of these partners for nearly 15 years, and employs an average of eight OVCTC graduates each year.
Over this past summer, OVCTC instructor Roy Cooper spent time at Ferno’s Wilmington campus identifying specific needs that will be integrated into existing programs. This fall, several Engineering students from OVCTC are planning a week-long internship at Ferno to conduct equipment time studies. Ferno is proud to continue their partnership with OVCTC to strengthen the workforce in the region.