Jeremy Elwood, SBJ Web EditorOzarks Technical Community College officials have been touting the school’s efforts to retrain victims of layoffs from the recession – and now the school will have a chance to show off its efforts on a national stage.

OTC President Hal Higdon and student Anita Kelleybrew will be guests on the National Public Radio broadcast “The Takeaway” on Tuesday morning. The weekday morning program is sent from NPR’s flagship station, WNYC in New York City.

Higdon and Kelleybrew will be featured talking about OTC efforts to retrain people who have lost their jobs and help them find new careers.

Kelleybrew, 41, has had several jobs in the manufacturing industry including work with Zenith, General Electric and Positronic Industries. She’s now a student in the Health Information Technology program.

In addition to its traditional training programs, offered through the Center for Workforce Development, OTC also has assisted the Missouri Department of Economic Development in offering work force liaisons to assist job seekers at the Missouri Career Center in Springfield and other facilities in the area.

But if you want to hear the show, have your computer handy … and set your alarm. The program is not aired on local stations, though it is available at www.thetakeaway.org, and OTC’s seven-minute segment is scheduled for 5:45 a.m.

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