We are working to support the needs of our regional business community.

Manufacturing on the Move Trailer

We are partnering with our regional businesses and organizations to provide needed training and commercial services both on and off campus. Local companies work with our faculty members and students to conduct experimental research on campus.

Shawnee State University Engineering Technologies and the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College's Industrial Technology program are taking manufacturing on the move with a mobile education lab made possible by a grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education's RAPIDS program.

About Manufacturing on the Move

HAZWOPER Training Resource

HAZ Trailer

The Environmental Health and Safety Mobile Training Unit is a portable multi-function hazardous material training facility which will be utilized across the region for both college credit and non-credit training programs. The trailer will be used for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) training in accordance with OSHA standards.

This trailer was purchased with funds awarded by the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) grant. Ohio University's Southern Campus is collaborating with grant partners Shawnee State University, the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College, Southern State Community College and the Ohio Higher Education Commission to provide workforce training to the region.

For more information, see the Environmental Health and Safety Mobile Training Unit Fact Sheet (PDF).

What training and commercial needs does your business have?

Shawnee State University might be able to help by providing non-credit training at your site, on Shawnee State’s campus or in our new Kricker Innovation Hub on Chillicothe Street.

Let us also know about any commercial service needs (i.e. research, testing) your business might have. We're here to help make our regional business community partners successful. Contact our Workforce Development office at (740) 351-3322, or email our Workforce Development Coordinator, Angie Duduit, at

Shawnee State is a member of Ohio TechNet

Ohio TechNet

Ohio TechNet is designed to transform the way in which higher education works with current employers to better align higher education and training with industry needs for Advanced Manufacturing in Ohio.

Ohio TechNet works to better identify the most pressing needs of businesses and accelerate training programs to fill the skills gap.

Overview of Ohio TechNet (PDF)