Ozarks Technical Community College has earned a national reputation for academic and technological innovation, excellence in service, and a commitment to shaping the future of manufacturing.

Designed and constructed with this commitment in mind, the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing serves as a regional hub for all advanced manufacturing and technology-related education and training.

A skilled workforce is the lifeblood of a community, and the PMC ensures that OTC is prepared to train and support the talent pipeline. This state-of-the-art center provides a qualified workforce for area employers and continues to attract new manufacturing businesses to the region. The center’s resources include:

  • Specialized hands-on learning environments
  • Customizable simulation training centers
  • Custom business solutions
  • Business incubation test centers
  • Short- and long-term training opportunities
  • Industry partner space

OTC Answers the Voters' Call

A Game-Changer for Southwest Missouri


“Multi-Craft values the high-quality education and training OTC will provide to the local workforce and is committed to serving as a business and industry partner.”

Greg Herren, General Manager, Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc.

“OTC’s Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing is an opportunity for Southwest Missouri to change the landscape of its regional economy. AmProd values the opportunity to be a key partner in this important work.”

Bill Hammitt, President, COO, AmProd Holdings

“Students are starting to make the connection that advanced manufacturing is not only a path to a meaningful, well-paying job, but to the restoration of their communities and their environment.”

Joe Reynolds, President, Central States Industrial