WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Chris Laws, technology assistant at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), shows visitors to Missouri State University-West Plains’ Technology Showcase how to use the painting simulator at the facility.
The simulator is used as part of the educational programs offered by the university at GOCAT.
Approximately 50 people attended the two-hour event to learn more about the programs and how those programs help area residents secure the high-demand jobs available at area companies.
In addition to university officials, representatives from L & R Industries in Willow Springs, Perennial Energy and Leonardo DRS in West Plains, the Missouri Job Center, Vocational Rehabilitation and the South Central Career Center (SCCC) attended to provide information to potential students. GOCAT is a partnership between the university, the city of West Plains and West Plains R-7 School District’s SCCC to bring advanced technological training to area residents.
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