The Dallas County Technical Center is located at 33 Vo Tech Road in Louisburg, Missouri. Students from Buffalo, Skyline, Hermitage, Wheatland, Weaubleau, Humansville, Fair Play and Halfway Schools participate in Career and Technical Programs which include Auto Mechanics, Collision Repair Technology, Welding, Graphic Arts, Health Science, and Computer Information Systems.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will take place on May 4th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Dallas County R-1 Alumni Building. This training is free of charge and is open to anyone. We have to have a minimum 30 registered participants for the Community Partnership to justify traveling to our community to host. Contact Rachel Shoemaker at 417.345-2332 to learn more details.
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DCTC SkillsUSA State Winners Head to Nationals
This spring 40 students and 5 advisors from DCTC traveled to State Contest with over 2200 students and advisors attended the event in written, Skill, Leadership and Occupational categories. Students brought home 4 gold medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze. The following students will participate in Skills National Contests this summer June 20-24:
Makayla Smith (Weaubleau) and Julia Hodge (Wheatland) for Out Standing Chapter Book, Gold. Rachelle Sanders (Fair Play) Pin Design, Gold. Mollie Maddiux (Buffalo) Employment Application Process, Gold.
Silver and Bronze winners:
Rachelle Sanders (Fair Play) Customer Service, Silver. Shanteal Wicklund (Fair Play) Photography, Silver. Bethany Fife (Hermitage) Professional Development Program, Silver. August Shields (Wheatland) Pin Design, Bronze. Haley Gronniger (Buffalo) Nurse Assisting Tech Info, Bronze.
There were several other solid top 10’s in Welding, Nurse Assisting, Screen Printing, T-Shirt Design, Photography and Courtesy Coups Competition.
DCTC CIS Students Visit AG Financial I.T. Department and Missouri Career Center
On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 students from the Dallas County Technical Center’s Computer Information Systems Program visited the Missouri Career Center in Springfield to learn about career development resources. Students were then taken to the AG Financial Services building for a job site visit with the Information Technology Department and presentation on career pathways available in I.T.
AG Financial Services I.T. department has a data center which the students toured that utilizes dozens of racks of equipment supporting thousands of clients. The presentation was given by IT staff members including a demo of white hat hacking (hacking done legally to test system security) and a discussion on the Networking, Programming, and Cybersecurity career tracks in I.T. AG Financial provided lunch for the students.
Pictured L to R: Andrew Metz, Koby White, Zakk VanEtten, Tyler Tindle, Di Decker, Kevin McDowell, Zach Hatfield, Trevor Clark, Codie Finster, Lochlainn Derks, Rick Witt, and CIS Program Instructor Mr. Jeremy McMillan.
DCTC SkillsUSA Competitors Make Good Showing at District Contests
This winter Dallas County Technical Center SkillsUSA members competed in a variety of District Contests including written, skill, and leadership contests. Students who place in the top three usually go on to State SkillsUSA competition which will be held this April. Results as follows:
PDP: Bethany Fife 3rd, Tristan McCoy 2nd, Chris Treft 1st
Spelling: Tabitha Jones 3rd, Corbin Kite 2nd
Welding: Daniel Lillard 3rd, Gary Garrett 2nd, Brandon Stewart 1st
Nursing Assistant: Carlos Lively 2nd, Haley Groninger 1st
Screen Printing: Haley Sodden 1st
AST: Dakota Cahow 2nd
CRT: Jonny Lish 2nd
ART: Chase Roberts 2nd
WLD: Ivan long 1st
FAB: 3rd - Robert Ideker, Max Dunkle, Daniel Lillard; 1st - Dusty McCaslin, Cole McGuire, and Parker Woodward
Nursing Assistant: Carlos Lively 1st
CPR/First Aid: Samantha Hoisington 2nd
Customer Service: Haley Soden 3rd, Rachelle Sanders 2nd
PS: Allyson Ellkins 3rd, Amanda Kreft 3rd,
PBB: Aalliyah Elkins 2nd, Isabella Waltman 3rd
TSD: Chelsea Bridges 3rd
PIN: Rachelle sanders 3rd August Shield 2d
JSDO: Cheyenne Randall 2nd
EAP: Mollie Maddux
Outstanding Chapter: 1st Makayla Smith and Julia Hodges
DCTC Christmas Parade Float Wins First Place
During the 2015 Buffalo Christmas Parade held Saturday, December 12 the Dallas County Technical Center Parade Float made a great showing and won first place in the judging. This year our parade float had the theme "It's Technically Christmas" and featured a challenging display which required a group effort from DCTC students in the Graphics, Health Occupations, Automotive, and other programs.
Students pictured on the float from left are Jessi Warner, James Long, Chris Treft, Sieera Retherford, Carlos Lively, Shanteal Wicklund, and Chelsea Bridges.
Complete Electronics Recycling On Site
Dallas County Technical Center's SkillsUSA chapter will host Complete Electronics Recycling on October 22nd, from 9am - 2pm. Complete Electronics Recycling accepts many items for free, and a few for a fee. See http://www.CompleteElectronicsRecycling.org for more information.
Automotive Technology & Collision Repair Technology Visit the Races!
On September 25th, 2015 Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology students traveled to the Gateway Motorsports Park to take part in the NHRA Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) program presented by the U.S. Army. This program provides high school and college-aged students with real world lessons about career options and positive goal-setting.
Participants first visited the U.S. Army’s Strength in Action Zone, which offers a variety of fully-interactive fitness, educational, and other technical components. Then, students attended an informational session led by NHRA drivers, including U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher, industry representatives, and U.S. Army Soldiers. After this session, students were treated with tickets and pit passes to the races that day.