LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio’s Robotics & Automation Technology program is ready to expand.
The program was started in 2016 and school officials have noted the extreme growth in the program.
The school announced plans today for a $650,000 addition of 7,020 square feet to the existing building at 1391 N. Cable Road, which previously housed Classic Stereo.
This will allow more classroom and shop space. Currently, programming is only offered from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The expansion will allow classes in the evening and even overnight.
The Robotics & Automation program began with 18 students in January 2016. Now there are nearly 150 students in the program and it’s projected to double in the next year or two.
The additional space will give UNOH the room to allow for more expansion of the program and additional training aids for the students to work with.
The expansion should be completed by January 2019.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.