The new painting simulator at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT) was just one of the pieces of equipment featured at Thursday’s Technology Showcase hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains.
Approximately 50 people attended the two-hour event to learn more about the educational programs offered by the university at GOCAT, 395, Jackie D. Garrett Ave. in West Plains, 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.
For more information about GOCAT and the technology programs offered by the university at the facility, call 417-255-7784.