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Omni Technical School

924 E Tallmadge Ave
Akron, OH 44310

General Phone: 601-684-5345
Financial Aid Phone: 330-633-3102
Sector: Private for-profit

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Warehouse lets students practice by doing - Allentown Morning Call

'); document.write(' '); document.write(''); document.write(''); } else if (!(navigator.appName && navigator.appName.indexOf("Netscape")>=0 && navigator.appVersion.indexOf("2.")>=0)){ document.write(''); } //--> The dedication of the warehouse, part of a $56 million expansion at the school, drew about 100 executives, educators and political leaders Friday morning. Gov. Ed Rendell heralded it as an investment in the future for the vo-tech students, Lehigh Valley businesses and the state of Pennsylvania. ''This gets our students ready to compete in the global economy and the emerging era of technology,'' Rendell said. ''We need to invest in the future to attract the cutting-edge industries to Pennsylvania.'' The Lehigh Valley has become a major warehousing center, and educators see continuing growth in the materials handling and logistics technology fields. The institute tailors its curricula to areas where its students can find jobs in local industries. The school said the average wage for materials handlers is about $12 an hour, with director of logistics positions paying up to $95,000 a year. Don Hoegg, a member of the school's curriculum advisory committee, said vo-tech students are being hired locally at automated warehouses run by Bridgestone-Firestone, Americold and Walgreens. ''The curriculum is geared to the workplace,'' said Hoegg, who manages Bluelinx, a building materials - more available