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OTC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Three students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned national medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 19-23 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields at the event. The championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.…

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OTC’s Matthew Simpson appointed to Governor’s Innovation Task Force

Matthew Simpson, Ozarks Technical Community College’s director of research, strategic planning and grant development, has been appointed to the Governor’s Innovation Task Force as a member of its steering committee. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced the launch of the task force earlier this week. Simpson, along with private, nonprofit and public sector leaders from across…

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OTC, Missouri State sign agreement to benefit honors students

Ozarks Technical Community College Honors Program graduates who transfer to Missouri State University will automatically be eligible for admission into MSU’s honors programs thanks to an articulation agreement signed today, May 16 at the Meyer Alumni Center. “The OTC Honors Program provides high-achieving students with a challenging curriculum in an atmosphere of scholarship,” said Todd Yerby, OTC Honors…

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OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter brings home 11 international awards

Representatives from Ozarks Technical Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students, returned from the organization’s 99th annual international convention with several awards in hand. Held this year in Nashville, Tenn., April 6-8, the convention drew delegates from approximately 1,300 Phi Theta Kappa chapters. At the event, OTC’s…

OTC faculty, students honored by MCCA

A group of OTC instructors and students received honors from the Missouri Community College Association at its annual Phi Theta Kappa and Excellence in Teaching Awards Luncheon, held this spring in Columbia, Mo. Every year, MCCA presents the following awards to outstanding community college instructors and students from across the state: Excellence in Teaching Awards…

OTC’s Sarah Buxton named 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Sarah Buxton, a second-year student at Ozarks Technical Community College, was chosen as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by college and university presidents and chancellors to acknowledge motivation…

OTC Job Fair

OTC to host community job fair

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Services will host a job fair on Wednesday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall, room 211. The event is free and open to the public. The job fair is designed for both career-minded individuals and those seeking seasonal or part-time…

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OTC partners with MCCA and Department of Social Services to help low-income Missourians

Ozarks Technical Community College is one of two Missouri community colleges working with statewide partners to help people who receive Food Stamp benefits gain access to free job training and employment opportunities. SkillUP Missouri is a program piloted by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) and the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division…

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OTC awarded $75,000 to develop new apprenticeship programs across the region

Ozarks Technical Community College received a $75,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant program this week. The grant, established in partnership with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, will help the college develop and implement strategies that support the expansion of registered apprenticeship programs. The funds allow OTC to create…

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OTC’s Early Childhood Education Center earns ‘MOve Smart’ status

The Ozarks Technical Community College Early Childhood Education Center earned statewide recognition for its commitment to children’s health and wellness. The center adopted the Missouri MOve Smart Guidelines, developed by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance, which were designed to boost physical activity practices and improve the health and wellness of…

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Department of Labor awards $3 million to Springfield for job training

A $3 million grant to the City of Springfield‘s Department of Workforce Development in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the healthcare industry. The grant funds from the U.S. Department of Labor will provide 372 individuals the opportunity for tuition-free training and certifications in health care…

OTC and Drury sign agreement to benefit honors students

OTC and Drury sign agreement to benefit honors students

OTC and Drury sign agreement to benefit honors students Ozarks Technical Community College Honors program graduates who transfer to Drury University will automatically be eligible for honors-program admission and scholarships thanks to an articulation agreement signed today, Nov. 21 at Drury University. “Many outstanding students attend OTC before pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and the OTC…

CoxHealth honored by Missouri Community College Association

CoxHealth received the Missouri Community College Association’s Distinguished Business and Industry Award at the association’s 52nd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. The locally-owned nonprofit health system partnered with Ozarks Technical Community College to establish an Associate of Science in Nursing program at the OTC Table Rock Campus. The program expansion will create…

KOLR10’s Grant Sloan honored by MCCA

Grant Sloan received the Missouri Community College Association’s News Media Award at the association’s 52nd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. As the reporter in KOLR10’s Branson Bureau, Sloan worked to provide comprehensive coverage of the significant milestones achieved by the Ozarks Technical Community College Table Rock Campus. He covered the community’s recent…