OTC Receives $2.2 Million Grant From Labor Department

Erika Brame

OTC Receives $2.2 Million Grant From Labor Department

CREATED Sep. 22, 2013

Ozarks Technical Community College was notified by U.S Senator Roy Blunt's Office that it has been awarded a $2,228,414 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The grant comes from the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program that supports innovative approaches to current and future workforce needs in the health services and sciences industry.

OTC will work with area employers as it develops hybrid opportunities in health services in addition to creating a Biomedical Equipment Technician focus in the Industrial Maintenance path that will lead to qualifications for repairing and maintaining medical equipment in health service institutions. The initiatives included in the grant are:

  • Creating hybrid classes for Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  • Adding hybrid Biomedical Equipment Technician option to the Associate's degree in Industrial Maintenance
  • Enhancing options to under served counties in southwest Missouri, including Laclede and Taney counties.
  • Enhancing veterans' services through evaluation for credit for prior learning