OTC Center for Workforce Development joins Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association

The Center for Workforce Development at Ozarks Technical Community College has joined the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA), a group that works to support the solar industry and sustainable energy in Missouri.  Through membership in this organization, the Center for Workforce Development will have opportunities to communicate and work with trainers and vendors in…

OTC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earns eight international awards

Representatives from Ozarks Technical Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently returned from the organization’s annual International Convention with eight awards in hand.  Held in Seattle, Wash., this year’s convention drew more than 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa chapters from around the world. The honors received included the…

OTC Turf and Landscape Management students earn awards and scholarships at national competition

Six students from Ozarks Technical Community College’s Turf and Landscape Management program have brought home several awards and a scholarship from their field’s national competition.  The students competed against 59 other colleges and universities at the 35th annual Student Career Days, informally known as the “Landscaping Olympics,” an event sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network…

OTC receives $25,000 grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation

The William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation have presented the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, with a joint grant totaling $25,000.  The gift, which was made to support the college’s Major Gifts Capital Campaign, will be used toward furniture, fixtures and equipment for the expansion of the Information…

OTC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa receives more than a dozen honors at regional convention

Representatives from Ozarks Technical Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently returned from the organization’s annual Missouri Regional Convention with several awards in hand.  The students and advisors of the college’s chapter were honored with 15 awards, one regional officer position, and one advisory council position during…

Rescheduled SkillsUSA contests set for Friday at OTC

OTC’s technical education students will be among many other participating in Friday’s rescheduled district SkillsUSA competition at the Springfield campus. The competition was rescheduled due to snow. Competitions will be held in Automotive Collision Repair, Advertising Design, Health Knowledge Bowl, Television Production, Video Product Development, Preschool Teaching Assistant, Welding and SkillsUSA technical written tests. Winners…

OTC Foundation receives two $15,000 pledges

The OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, has received two $15,000 pledges from John Gentry, president and chairman of the Board of Positronic Industries.  One of the gifts will benefit the Middle College program, and the other will go toward the expansion of the Information Commons West on the Springfield campus.…

OTC and University of Illinois at Springfield announce online academic partnership

Ozarks Technical Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield have finalized a new transfer agreement between OTC Online and UIS.  A signing ceremony was held this morning at Ozarks Technical Community College’s Springfield campus.  The agreement is designed to provide a seamless transfer for qualified Ozarks Technical Community College students into online programs…

$100,000 grant from The Sunderland Foundation takes OTC Capital Campaign over $10 million

The Sunderland Foundation has presented the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, with a grant of $100,000 to help with the construction costs for new classrooms at the College’s Springfield campus.  This grant brings the total amount raised during the OTC Foundation’s first-ever Major Gifts Capital Campaign to $10,091,110. “This grant…