Zachary Heick didn’t mind relocating from his home in Kingsville, Mo., in Johnson County to attend OTC, because the reward of getting his degree outweighed the distance. “I didn't like the community colleges up there. Plus, OTC works with Missouri…
First-year student Jackson Davis came to OTC undecided about what career he wanted to enter. Thanks to his family and the A+ state scholarship program, Jackson is ready to embark on his career in fire science.
Jackson had plenty of choices. He considered engineering, joining the military, becoming a police officer or studying fire science.
“Those military, police and fire folks all put their lives on the line for others. My stepfather is a Greene county deputy. I wanted, at first, to go into police work but then I had a talk with the family and decided on fire science,” he said.