OTC to receive official proclamation from City of Springfield

OTC to receive official proclamation from City of Springfield

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

In honor of National Career and Technical Education Month, the City of Springfield will present Ozarks Technical Community College with an official proclamation recognizing the College for its leadership in providing valuable career and technical education for the citizens of Springfield and the surrounding communities.  Mayor Pro Tem Bob Stephens will present the proclamation on Thursday, February 2, at 10 a.m., during the College’s Career and Technical Education Celebration.  The event will be held in the Atrium of the Industry and Transportation Technology Center, located at the corner of National Avenue and Central Street on the OTC Springfield Campus.

“We are honored that the City of Springfield has chosen to recognize National Career and Technical Education Month, and the importance of that kind of education,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “The students who complete their training through our technical programs leave OTC fully prepared for careers in a wide variety of fields — fields that are constantly in need of those qualified workers.”

The College has a variety of activities planned for National Career and Technical Education Month.  On Friday, February 10, OTC will host the district competition for SkillsUSA, a national organization serving trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students in public high schools, career and technical centers and two-year colleges.  District winners will advance to state competition in March, followed by national competition in June.  Additionally, OTC will be represented at the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education Legislative Day in Jefferson City on Wednesday, February 15.