P-20 Council 2010

P-20 Council of the Ozarks

The P-20 Council of the Ozarks, facilitated by Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), is comprised of representatives from OTC, Springfield Public Schools, the area 4-year colleges and universities, the Workforce Investment Board, area Chambers of Commerce, regional business and industry leaders, as well as other K-12 districts in the Southwest Region. This Council is striving to establish and carry out the goals of this initiative for the region.

The P-20 Council of the Ozarks had its inaugural meeting on June 4, 2010 during a Council Summit held at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO. The event was attended by over 50 individuals and provided a springboard for future endeavors of the Council. Currently, over 120 individuals are participating in the Council and working toward achieving its goals.

Mission, Vision and Goals

Mission:

The P-20 Council of the Ozarks is a partnership of educators, employers, community members and policymakers working together to provide consistent leadership thus ensuring seamless progression through education into the workforce and society.

Vision:

Productive citizens in the local and global workforce of the 21st century

Goals:

1. Develop strategies for optimal outcomes in the transition through education and into the workforce.

2. Foster collaboration among pre-kindergarten, elementary, secondary, post-secondary and graduate education institutions and the business and workforce sectors.

3. Improve academic achievement and college success while promoting lifelong learning.

P-20 Information

The following links and documents contain pertinent and helpful information related to the development of the P-20 Council of the Ozarks. Check back often for new information.

Links

Resources

SW MO Connections and State Reports

Contact Information

For more information on the P-20 Council of the Ozarks or to become involved in one of our committees, please contact Dr. Gavin O'Connor at oconnorg@otc.edu or 417-447-8241.