Penta provides technical training for students and adults in the surrounding five counties.

Perrysburg, Ohio  The Collaborative worked with Penta and TMP Associates in developing a master plan for a brand new, 520,000 SF vocational school campus.  While Penta’s current facility had served the community for 38 years, space and infrastructure issues, as well as new educational requirements from the State of Ohio, limited the school’s ability to serve the needs of its students. The Collaborative & TMP facilitated four Vision Planning sessions, where members of the community were encouraged to provide input and feedback regarding various building concepts.

With The Collaborative & TMP Associates’ assistance, Penta ran a successful campaign and won approval of their bond issue.  The new building provides state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories; commons areas for students, staff, community members and businesses; flexible spaces to easily respond to changes and expansion of career programs; storage and staff areas to adequately prepare for classroom/lab experiments; opportunities for business/community collaboration.  All materials specified are durable and maintenance-free.

The Health Sciences Wing houses specialized training labs for physical therapy and athletic training; medical technology; nurse’s aid; optometry; dental assistant; and emergency medical technician. The Manufacturing and Environmental & Agricultural wing includes state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms.