Thursday, 08 December 2011 18:01

Ohio Technical College Earns 2011 Weatherhead 100 Award

Ohio Technical College has done it again. For the fourth consecutive year, the leading technical training school has received the Weatherhead 100 Award by Case Weatherhead School of Management and The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).  

The 2011 Weatherhead 100 Award recognizes the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio, based on the percentage of sales growth from 2006-2010. Ohio Technical College placed 46 out of 100 companies on the list. 

To be eligible for the award, companies also must have net sales over $1 million and have a minimum of 16 full-time employees in 2011. OTC and its branch campus the PowerSport Institute currently have over 1,400 students enrolled in class - a 7% increase over last year. Currently, more than 270 employees work at the college.

Ohio Technical College first held classes in 1969 as the Ohio Diesel Mechanics School, conducting six -week courses in Cleveland's Warehouse district.  Today, students at Ohio Technical College can choose from more than 20 specialized technician training programs in automotive, motorcycle, diesel equipment, collision repair and refinishing, custom paint and graphics, classic car restoration, high performance and racing, alternative fuel vehicles, power generator systems, welding and BMW training. 

Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students.  An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space.  OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Bike Building, Custom Paint and Graphics, and Power Generator Systems.  Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio.  For more information, call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit www.ohiotech.edu  and www.psi-now.com.

Since its inception in 1987, the Weatherhead 100 has been the event that showcases the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.  Qualifying companies must show consistent growth over the last five years.  The Weatherhead 100 list - objectively determined annually and highly regarded throughout the region - is a testament to hard work, commitment, innovation and the dream to succeed.  For more information, visit www.weatherhead100.org.

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