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OTC and CoxHealth partner on EMT apprenticeships

To meet the demand for Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Ozarks Technical Community College and CoxHealth are partnering to offer the community EMT apprenticeships. Students receive the instruction and training free of charge, get paid an hourly wage as CoxHealth employees during the apprenticeship, and those who satisfactorily complete the program are guaranteed employment. There…

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OTC to host job fair on May 4

Ozarks Technical Community College will host a job fair on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Student Plaza at the OTC Springfield Campus. 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 employment. Several local employers will be…

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OTC Lebanon to host job fair on April 27

The Ozarks Technical Community College Lebanon Center will host a job fair on Wednesday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job fair will be inside Casey Hall located at 22360 Highway MM in Lebanon. OTC students, alumni and the general public are welcome to attend. The job fair is designed for both career-minded individuals and…

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OTC math instructor honored for teaching excellence

Ozarks Technical Community College Mathematics Instructor Melissa Wittmer earned the “Teaching Excellence Award” from the Missouri Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MOMATYC). The award was presented at MOMATYC’s annual conference held April 7-9 in Union, Mo. According to the MOMATYC website, the criteria for selection for the MOMATYC Teaching Excellence Award are: Instruction effectiveness and…

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Two OTC students attend the Governor’s Student Leadership Forum

Ozarks Technical Community College students Stevi Kay Berry and Samuel Boggs were two of 60 college students nominated to represent OTC during the 37th Annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values held February 25-27, 2022, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The forum challenges students’ character development by encouraging them to reflect on their…

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OTC provides free adult education courses

Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at nine locations across the Ozarks. Students will attend an orientation and pretesting session before classes begin. The pretest allows students to be individually advised concerning the best placement and course of…

Rick’s Automotive makes six-figure donation to Plaster Manufacturing Center

The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation received a six-figure donation from Rick’s Automotive for the Rick’s Automotive Student Lounge inside the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Founded by Rick and Karen Hughlett in 1980, Rick’s Automotive has 40 full-time employees who service more than 1,000 vehicles per month. “OTC has been a great…

Healthy Blue and OTC launch healthcare scholarships to address workforce shortages

To help meet the need for community healthcare workers in the state, Missouri managed care provider Healthy Blue will fund scholarships for 12 students to complete the Community Healthcare Worker course through Ozarks Technical Community College. Students who begin the class this semester are eligible for the scholarship. The Community Healthcare Worker course starts on…

OTC employees and supporters earn awards at MCCA convention

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) honored OTC employees, alumni, donors and legislators at its 56th annual convention held in Branson Nov. 10-12. At the convention, MCCA acknowledged these donors, alumni and legislators for their commitment to OTC’s mission: Robert W. Plaster Foundation – Award of Distinction Elijah Haahr, former state representative – Distinguished Alumni…

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OTC to debut esports team in 2022

For the first time in the history of the college, Ozarks Technical Community College will field a sports team. OTC will debut esports at the college in the spring of 2022 and will begin competing in the fall. Esports is competitive video gaming. “Our students have shown a desire to play video games against each…

OTC to offer no-cost, short-term training

The Center for Workforce Development at Ozarks Technical Community College will provide short-term courses this fall and winter to help potential employees gain in-demand skills to meet employer needs. Students pay nothing to attend the accelerated career training opportunities. Anyone may enroll in the classes as long as they are at least 18 years old. Students…

OTC and SPS partner on student success at Hillcrest

Ozarks Technical Community College and Springfield Public Schools entered into an agreement to place a student success advisor at Hillcrest High School. The advisor will counsel and instruct Hillcrest students on their post-secondary options, including college, vocational training and military service. The Memorandum of Understanding between SPS and OTC was approved by the Springfield School…