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GOCAT Showcase called ‘a big success’


‘A big success’ is how organizers of the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology described the August 10 GOCAT Showcase at the facility, 125 N. Howell Ave., in West Plains.

Between 50 to 75 people attended the event, and 25 of those filled out cards requesting more information about the technical training programs being offered there by Missouri State University-West Plains and the South Central Career Center.

 Those attending were given tours of the facility and demonstrations of the training equipment, and attendees interested in enrolling in educational programs had the opportunity to visit with officials from both schools, as well as Vocational Rehabilitation and the Missouri Job Center, organizers said. In addition to potential students, visitors included 151st District State Rep. Shawn Rhoads (R-West Plains), Associated Industries of Missouri President/CEO Ray McCarty of Jefferson City, and city leaders and business partners.

“Everyone commented how great it was to see us back up and running again after the flood last spring,” said Sheila Barton, project manager.

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