Mr. Charles Kinsey, Director

KinseyThe Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center is a learning environment dedicated to instruction and training in career education. PBTCC trains students to enter the workforce with entry-level skills and/or to continue their education in that field or other educational fields while using their gained career skillset for personal benefit.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) works for our community’s students. According to a 2005 report by the National Research Council for CTE, “A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of a student dropping out of high school.” Supporting local data indicates this is true with a 97.94 percent (four year average) graduation rate for the PBTCC consortium (2017-2021).   The 2021 Post-Program Placement report lists our consortium at 84.27% placement.  This highlights that students are interested in Career and Technical Education and they are going to work, this serves as our guiding purpose at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center: we teach people career skills!

The information and knowledge gained in our amazing programs are the stepping-stones for our student’s futures and ultimate success. The essential key to the success of our students is our staff. Every instructor at PBTCC is from the industry they instruct, each bringing a wealth of knowledge as successful members of their profession, and a passion for passing on their knowledge to eager and ready students. This combination of professionals-turned-educators plus willing and eager students leads to a learning environment in which students want to come to school each and every day to learn their future profession.

PBTCC is proud of the many students who were able to find their career paths and skill sets here and will continue to evolve to provide the next generation’s career needs as they arise.

Candy Taylor, Vocational Resource Educator & Financial Aid Coordinator - 573-785-4168

Amanda Howard
, Cosmetology Coordinator - 573-785-6683

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