OTC’s #happy5 Challenge

OTC’s academic department is on a mission to spread kindness and happiness across the OTC System. A recent study by John Gottman found that for every negative feeling or occurrence, five positive — or happy — feelings can help replace the negative. Bishop’s Bunch is challenging you to pay it forward by sharing five happy things (today, this week, this month…

OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter receives 17 awards 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 17 awards and three regional officer positions during the event, held in…

OTC surgical technology students win 2017 Scrub Bowl competition

A group of OTC surgical technology students won first place in the 2017 Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists Scrub Bowl competition. The event was held earlier this month at the annual Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists conference. The jeopardy-like competition prepares surgical technology students to take their certification exam upon graduation. We would like to…

OTC Film Festival Winners

OTC Film Festival winners announced

And cut — that’s a wrap for OTC’s first-ever film festival. Nineteen teams competed for 48 hours straight to create a 5-minute film. The catch? Each film had to contain a set of creative elements that included specific visual cues, props, lines of dialogue and music. You can view the films in their entirety here. Keep scrolling for the complete list…

Skills USA District

OTC students excel at SkillsUSA district competition

Students representing the various technical programs of Ozarks Technical Community College brought home more than 90 medals from the SkillsUSA district competition, held recently in Monett, Carthage and Joplin. Approximately 130 OTC students attended the event, where hundreds of local technical education students competed in a variety of categories including graphic communications, culinary arts, television production, computer…

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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…