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Short-term training offers job opportunities

Today is New Year’s Day but at Ozarks Technical Community College, the new year begins Jan. 11 when spring semester classes start.

While a majority of the spring classes that OTC offers run the entire 16 weeks of the semester, the college also offers an ever-increasing number of shorter credit and technical courses that are six to eight weeks long for those seeking a certificate or retraining in a particular area or skill set.

 “These courses serve the region’s unemployed, underemployed and unskilled workforce with quick and cost effective job training solutions in preparing them for job opportunities,” said Dawn Busick, executive director of OTC’s Center for Workforce Development.

“Some employers have told us they can’t wait years or months for a skilled trained workforce. OTC’s new workforce accelerated job training programs are in direct response to building a highly skilled workforce.”

A few of those courses offered this spring are:

• Home Energy Auditor: Training focuses on evaluating and improving the energy efficiency, comfort, indoor air quality, and durability of homes. 

• Weatherization Technician: A week-long course for people who will be performing the actual weatherization work or who need to supervise those that do.

• Commercial Drivers License:  This five-week, 40 hours per week training program prepares participants for operating commercial trucks and successfully completing
the CDL exam.

Registration continues at OTC. For more information on any of these programs or others, call 447-8901.

Steve Koehler is coordinator of publications at Ozarks Technical Community College.


College Director of Communications

Phone: 417.447.2655


Steve Koehler

Coordinator of Publications

Phone: (417) 447-2666


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