Career Center Allows Student To Cook Up A Storm

Career Center allows student to cook up a storm

Kyle Houston knew he wanted to be a chef when he was just a youngster watching his grandmother make rolls at 6 in the morning.

But it wasn’t until he came to the OTC Career Center as a senior at Republic High School that he was able to change his dream into reality.

“I was going to go to some of the bigger schools, but I came to the realization, after training through the Career Center, that OTC had pretty much everything the others had to offer, so it was pretty much a no-brainer,” he said.

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A+ Brings Student Closer To His Career Choice

A+ brings student closer to his career choice

First-year student Jackson Davis came to OTC undecided about what career he wanted to enter. Thanks to his family and the A+ state scholarship program, Jackson is ready to embark on his career in fire science.

Jackson had plenty of choices. He considered engineering, joining the military, becoming a police officer or studying fire science.

“Those military, police and fire folks all put their lives on the line for others. My stepfather is a Greene county deputy. I wanted, at first, to go into police work but then I had a talk with the family and decided on fire science,” he said.

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Middle College Sends Student On Road To Success

Middle College sends student on road to success

Seventeen-year-old Makayla Nobles could have easily given up on her future for herself and her infant son. Becoming a teen mom can derail a young woman’s educational goals, but Makayla, an OTC Middle College student, persevered. Now, her future goals are to earn her high school diploma, get a nursing degree and become a labor and delivery nurse in Springfield.

Middle College is an alternative high school environment for juniors and seniors who face challenges in a traditional school setting or just seek a different educational atmosphere.

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Join Us For College Prep Day

Join us for College Prep Day

Prepare for a successful college semester through a series of free workshops brought to you by the OTC Speckman Tutoring & Learning Center. College Prep Day is a great opportunity to ensure you’re ready for college. Our hands-on, come-and-go sessions will cover…

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OTC’s Jennifer Kennally joins MCCA board

Jennifer Kennally, OTC trustee and MCCA board member The Missouri Community College Association appointed Jennifer Kennally, OTC Board of Trustees member, as an officer of the MCCA Board of Directors. The MCCA board governs all policies of the association to support the professional and academic development of the students, faculty, staff and trustees of Missouri’s 12 community college systems. Kennally’s term begins Jan. 1, 2016.

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