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OTC Offers Free Manufacturing Boot Camps This Summer


Ozarks Technical Community College is offering manufacturing boot camps this summer to help meet the needs of the industry.  The two-week accelerated programs will meet 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the OTC Springfield campus.  There are two sections:  One starts June 14, and the other begins on June 28.  Each section can have up to 20 students. 

There is no cost to attend, and financial grants are available for living expenses.

OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon said in a news release that local employers have said they need skilled workers.  He said the boot camps “will prepare students to be productive and safe employees as soon as they walk on the floor of a local manufacturer.”

Students who complete the course will earn a 10-hour safety certificate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

For more information, call the Center for Workforce Development at 417-447-8888 or email