The $2 million plan to build out the unfinished space at the OTC Table Rock Campus continues to take shape.
The project, funded by the Branson tax levy and private gifts, will nearly double the campus’ student capacity. OTC officials hope to have the build out completed by October 2016.
The fourth floor, which was a meeting space, will transform into additional classrooms, a community room and tutoring center. Those rooms, hallways and other spaces are now easy to recognize with walls, doors and glass installed throughout. Half of the third floor will become a lab for the nursing program, and the second floor will receive a modern science lab. On the first floor, a new entrance to a virtual library and study space is being readied.
“Branson’s decision to join the OTC district more than a year ago has served as a direct investment in our community’s workforce and future,” Cliff Davis, OTC Table Rock Campus president, said recently. “This project will greatly increase our student capacity, which will provide our students — the future nurses, teachers and scientists of this community — with more classroom space, resources and hands-on learning opportunities.”
In April 2015, Branson voters agreed to join the OTC taxing district by a 61 percent to 39 percent vote, giving Branson students the opportunity to attend OTC and pay in-district tuition.
For more information about the OTC Table Rock Campus, visit tablerock.otc.edu.