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YSU introduces new $12 million Excellence Training Center

“It’s the outcomes that come from this building that are key,” YSU President Jim Tressel said.
YSU Excellence Training Center
Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel speaks about the university’s new Excellence Training Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the center Monday. (Ellen Wagner | Mahoning Matters)

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University on Monday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Excellence Training Center on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Commerce Street.

The 54,000-square-foot center cost $12 million and was funded by $7 million in state capital dollars and $5 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The center will provide training for students and displaced workers.

The center is part of the Mahoning Valley’s efforts to create a workforce development ecosystem to ensure skilled workers are available to meet the region’s growing advanced manufacturing needs, including automation, robotics, industrial maintenance, machining and 3D additive manufacturing.

“It’s the outcomes that come from this building that are key,”​​​​​​​ YSU President Jim Tressel said.



Ellen Wagner

About the Author: Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner reports on municipal services and budget cuts in Youngstown. She is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.
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