The Excellence Training Center

The Excellence Training Center (ETC) at Youngstown State University-Opening Summer 2021!

Get Ready, as YSU, in Partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College, Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull County Career and Technical Centers, the Youngstown Business Incubator and NCDMM/America Makes, prepares to launch the Excellence Training Center (ETC)! The ETC is a one-of-a-kind workforce-education, innovation and research center focused on advanced manufacturing. Career pathways will include traditional and non-traditional certifications and industry recognized credentials offered in a wide range of areas such as manual and CNC machining, industrial maintenance, robotics, automation and additive manufacturing. With construction wrapping up, we have begun to fill the ETC with a variety of advanced manufacturing equipment that will be used to bring our programming to life.  The ETC officially opens July 26, 2021. If interested in visiting for a tour, please contact Jackie Ruller at