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New York Times: These college classes are going to work

February 22, 2019

Ruben Santos, a technical maintenance specialist for Oatey, a Cleveland-based commercial and residential plumbing product manufacturer and distributor, has returned to a place he hasn’t been in 30 years: the classroom.

“I was so nervous because I have been out of school since 1988, and going back to classes was a shocker to me,” Mr. Santos, 48, said.

But it’s not a typical classroom. His lessons are taught in a retrofitted 53-foot-long semi-truck trailer in Oatey’s parking lot. His customized training is paid for by his employer and provided by Cuyahoga Community College, also known as Tri-C.

The purpose: to keep his skills current with the swift changes in robotics technology used at the plant.

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