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Marion Tech and Apex Clean Energy

Gena Shelton
June 06, 2023

Apex Clean Energy and Marion Technical College are pleased to announce a new partnership to help educate and train the next generation of clean energy workers with the creation of the Tymochtee Solar Scholarship Fund.

Through this partnership, the Marion Technical College Foundation will administer a new scholarship program targeted at students in the college’s Electrical Engineering Technology – Alternative Energy degree program, a two-year, full-time program that trains students in engineering, mechanical, and related fields for students seeking careers in the renewable energy industry. The program provides students with the key electrical skills needed to install, operate and maintain various alternative energy systems and also exposes them to the business of energy.

Through the Tymochtee Solar project, Apex will provide $75,000 to create the scholarship fund. Funds will be available beginning 30 days after the project’s commercial operations date, currently anticipated for mid-to-late 2025.Gena Shelton

“We are excited to launch this new partnership with Marion Tech to provide new clean energy career options to Wyandot County students,” said Gena Shelton, Public Engagement Manager with Apex Clean Energy. “Tymochtee Solar will create hundreds of construction jobs and several long-term operations jobs for aspiring solar installers and technicians. Encouraging students to pursue these careers is key to meeting our mission of accelerating the shift to clean energy.”

“We are excited about the investment in our students to build the workforce of tomorrow,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, president of Marion Technical College. “Engineering technology is in demand. We appreciate scholarships to lower barriers for students to get ahead.”

Dr. McCallAdditional details about the application process will be released to current and prospective students once available. Students with questions about the scholarship program or the college’s alternative energy program, in general, should contact Marion Technical College Admissions at or (740) 389-4636 for more information.

About Tymochtee Solar

Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing Tymochtee Solar, a 120 MW solar energy project that is expected to generate enough homegrown clean energy to power up to 24,000 Ohio homes each year. Located in Tymochtee and Sycamore Townships in Wyandot County, the project offers a new source of economic development for the region through new clean energy jobs, a new source of income for local landowners, and long-term tax revenue for local school districts, township governments, and county services totaling more than $30 million over the project’s lifetime. For additional information on Tymochtee Solar please visit

 About Marion Technical College

For more than 50 years, Marion Technical College has welcomed thousands of students and helped them achieve their next goals. From short-term certificates to associate degrees, Marion Tech offers more than 50 programs and majors to help students get to next. Marion Tech has one of the lowest tuition rates among Ohio colleges. With zero textbook costs for many classes, the college helps students save money and start or advance their careers. More information is available at  

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