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OTC students excel at SkillsUSA district competition

OTC technical education students brought home 61 medals from the annual Southwest Missouri SkillsUSA District Competition. The event was held Feb. 2-26 at several regional locations, including the OTC Springfield Campus. More than 90 OTC students competed alongside hundreds of technical education students from across the district. Competitors showcased their skills by completing written and…

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Apply for summer and fall ’21 scholarships

Heads up, Eagles. Now’s the time to apply for OTC’s 2021 summer and fall scholarships. But, before you get started, we have some need-to-know info and tips to help your application stand out from rest: Choose a scholarship There are two types of scholarships available: OTC Institutional scholarships and OTC Foundation scholarships. Institutional scholarships are provided by…

OTC graduate Garrett Moeller

OTC grad credits student organization for kickstarting his political career

Garrett Moeller packed his resume full of experiences during his time at OTC. Thanks to his involvement with student organization Politically Active, the up-and-coming marketing professional worked two local election campaigns, led numerous voter registration drives, hosted a community election forum and more. “I mean it when I say OTC – all the professional development…

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Join the conversation: Is it love, or is it stalking?

When some of our favorite shows and movies include “Stranger Things,” “You,” Twilight,” and “Love Actually,” behaviors like showing up at someone’s home or watching them from afar are often portrayed as romantic gestures. But in real life, would we consider these behaviors stalking?  During Stalking Awareness month, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on how we can better support our…

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File your FAFSA by Feb. 1

February 1 marks an important financial aid deadline for Missouri college students. That’s the absolute latest you should file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 school year – especially if you want to be considered for any state funding. You’ll need the following information before you get started: Your FSA ID (a parent may…