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OCTC’s TechX hosting Spring 2022 student info sessions

In Community, Education, Local by OC Monitor Staff

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Need a new career path, or a boost to get that promotion? Owensboro Community & Technical College’s TechX initiative is a multi-craft technologist program offering hands-on training in a real-world, industrial environment.

Learn more about this innovative program by attending any of the scheduled free information sessions: Tues. Feb. 22, Thurs. March 3, Tues. March 22, Thurs. March 24, Tues. April 12, Thurs. April 14, Thurs. April 28, and Tues. May 24.

The sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. in OCTC’s Industry Innovation Center located at 4800 New Hartford Road. TechX offers hands-on construction, fabrication, fitting, welding, and manufacturing training in a real-world, self-paced, industrial environment.

Each info session will focus on a specific area within TechX; check the OCTC TechX Facebook page for more details. Multiple virtual options will also be offered via Facebook Live.

These classes are built on project-based coursework to allow students to move ahead once a particular skill is mastered. It encourages the students to develop those technical and analytical thinking skills that contribute to workflow and production output, skills needed in most entry-level manufacturing positions today. Participants will have opportunities to work independently and in teams with problem-based scenarios that related to the manufacturing processes.

Each module is progressive and participating students earn a Gas Welder Certificate, Arc Cutter Certificate, Production Line Welder Certificate and a Forklift Operators Certificate upon successful completion of the coursework.

Two tracks will be offered that provide flexibility for a variety of non-traditional, time-challenged adults. The daytime option will allow students to attend classes eight hours per day, three days per week for a seven-month period. The evening option will allow students to attend classes four hours per evening, four nights per week for a nine-month period.

Worried about the cost of attending? Scholarship opportunities are available. TechX also works with employers for possible job placement upon skill mastery. OCTC is currently taking applications for two cohorts of 16 students in each daytime and evening session, for a total of 32 available seats.

For more information about OCTC’s TechX, please contact Amee Payne via e-mail at [email protected].