OTC to receive official proclamation from City of Springfield

OTC to receive official proclamation from City of Springfield

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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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 Bob Stephens will present the proclamation on Wednesday, February 6, at 9:30 a.m. during the college's Career and Technical Education Celebration. The event will be held in room 211 of Lincoln Hall at the OTC Springfield Campus.

"We are honored that Mayor Stephens and the City of Springfield have chosen to recognize OTC's career and technical programs, and to acknowledge National Career and Technical Education Month in this way," said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. "These programs at OTC produce quality, workforce-ready graduates, and that has a significant impact on our community and our local economy."

In addition to the celebration on February 6, the college will recognize Career and Technical Education Month on Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, when it hosts the district competition for SkillsUSA. The SkillsUSA organization is a national association 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 April, followed by national competition in June.