Back in February, Ozarks Technical Community College released the results of an EMSI Economic Impact Study that showed the two-year college based in Springfield, Mo., has an annual impact of more than $211 million on its region.
Since then, OTC has unveiled a major effort to market the college as a key asset to its region. And the impact study is at the center of the well-presented campaign that includes profiles of students, alumni, and local employers — along with videos and other materials.
For each profile of students, alumni, and local employers, OTC related the stories to key findings from the impact study. For example:
Rachel Duckworth and Ceng Lee are two Ozarks Technical Community College students who are looking forward to the day they graduate from college and enter the workforce.
Thanks to the degrees they earn, Rachel and Ceng can expect to make $381,300 more over their lifetime than a high school graduate, according to an economic impact report focusing on OTC.
The report also says that when Rachel, Ceng and other current OTC students enter the workforce, they will contribute an additional $21.2 million in taxable income each year to the state.