Ron Matter - Career Pathways & Quality Training Programs Drive Workforce Development

Ronald Matter is the superintendent of Penta Career Center, a career-technical school for high school and adult students, located in Perrysburg Township. He has held this position since 2009.

Matter first jomed Penta Career Center in 2005 as the assistant superintendent. Prior to Penta, Matter served 14 years in administrative positions with the Northwood Local School District in Northwood, Ohio – superintendent from 1998 to 2005, two years as high school principal and five years as principal of Lark Elementary School. Matter also worked in the Pandora-Gilboa Local School District as a middle school principal, business teacher and coach; and worked at Anderson High School of the Forest Hills Local School District in Cincinnati as a business teacher and coach.

 

A skilled workforce, and the requisite training needed for its growth, must be the cornerstone for continued economic development throughout our region. The career pathways for this to happen must get beyond a four-year degree for all approach, which for too many, and for too long, has been the default link to future success for our young adults.  Career Tech Pathways are a valuable and critical option for the in-demand workforce needs as well as post-secondary opportunities.