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2022 NTHS inductees.
Thirty-nine students inducted into TCC Honor Society
04/05/2022
A school high of 39 members joined the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center National Technical Honor Society during the annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, at the High School.
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Emily Northern and Justin Rommel.
TCC joins Poplar Bluff litter control efforts
03/29/2022
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center instructor Michael Barrett took his PLTW computer science classes outside to pick up litter and get some fresh air following a test when the weather broke earlier this month.
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PLTW computer science instructor Michael Barrett demonstrates a triple-pronged claw
TCC hosts 55th-anniversary tour during CTE month
02/15/2022
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center held an open house for stakeholders in celebration of its 55th anniversary as a school facility during Career and Technical Education month.
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Charles Kinsey and Rick Wilkerson
Truck donated to TCC auto mechanics program
03/23/2021
A 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac was donated this month to the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center by Rick Wilkerson so students have a more current vehicle to practice servicing.
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Students peel potatoes and perform other meal prep.
Guests dine at mock restaurants created by TCC students
03/16/2021
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center students prepared a sampling from several original menus for about 60 guests to enjoy during the revamped Senior Showcase on Tuesday, March 9, in the Mules Café.
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Jae-Kwon Holloway
HVAC program forges local industry partnerships
02/02/2021
The HVAC program at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center has been receiving scrap equipment donations from businesses as inroads are being made to further align the curriculum with local industry standards.
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Five barbering chairs and stations have been established at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center.
Barbering, esthetics available for high school students at TCC
01/26/2021
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center has begun recruiting area high school students for esthetics and barbering programs offered for the first time under the cosmetology umbrella.
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Makhala Overton and Wysteria Oetjen
Mules Café opens for carryout Oct. 1
09/22/2020
The Mules Café is set to return next week with carryout service only, in an effort to increase safety for customers during the pandemic.
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Alex Nicolini; Steve and Terena Whitworth; Jessica Paulin, Jaden Jordan and Alayna Stokan; and Jacob Ward and Dakota Roam.
Poplar Bluff student winners named in Earth Day contest
03/30/2020
Poplar Bluff Junior High and Technical Career Center students were recently awarded for placing in a T-shirt design contest initiated to promote the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
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Dexter visits the TCC.
TCC forges partnership with Dexter, Westwood Baptist
01/28/2020
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center has expanded its service area to include Dexter High School and Westwood Baptist Academy, increasing its area sending schools to nine, in addition to PBHS.
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(Clockwise) Robbie Myers, Michael Barrett, Maria Powell, Charles Kinsey, John Scott, Jeremy Bell, Kristen Laird and Quinn Johnson.
Computer science students create potential 911 app
01/14/2020
Computer science students at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center are exploring the potential launch of a 911 app, upon garnering the attention of public officials.
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Steven Moore of SUSA displays a 3D scan.
Students take industrial tour during MFG Day
10/08/2019
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center and Graduation Center students participated in Manufacturing Day on Thursday, Oct. 3, and were provided the opportunity to tour factories in Industrial Park.
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Austin Pullum poses next to a student-owned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro and the winning plaque for the Car & Motor Show.
TCC gearing up to host Car & Motor Show Saturday
09/17/2019
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center will host its inaugural Car & Motor Show this weekend to showcase its updated programming and help raise funds to expand opportunities for students.
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Maria Powell, a senior, performs a magic trick utilizing binary numbers.
TCC starts first new program in over a decade
09/10/2019
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center has launched its first new program in over a decade this school year with the addition of computer science in what was once the health occupations classroom.
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PBTCC House 39 is ready for bidders
05/24/2019
TCC Building Trades House is open and ready for bidders. Be sure and click here to read more...
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Amber Whitworth, Jody Cochran, Sheila Wallace and Isaac Branson
TCC students qualify nationally for SkillsUSA
05/01/2019
Four Technical Career Center students have qualified to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition this summer.
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PBTCC and PBHS Host 1st Hiring Event
04/04/2019
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center will be hosting the Poplar Bluff Schools Student Hiring Event. This local event will be for all of our..
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David McKuin of the Poplar Bluff Middle School receives a salon quality hair treatment.
TCC partners with Scouts to explore trades
03/21/2019
The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with the school district to provide students a hands-on opportunity to explore programs offered at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center that they may later be interested in pursuing.
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Dakota Radake helps plate food under the instruction of Brandon Moon.
Mules Café takes reservations for first time
02/26/2019
A total of 50 reservations were made at the Mules Café on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for culinary arts students of the Technical Career Center to prepare their first full-service meal.
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Marcia Priest and Jessica Paulin
TCC student designs new logo for Giving Closet
02/05/2019
A Poplar Bluff student enrolled in the computer graphics program at the Technical Career Center has created a new logo to be used to help market the Giving Closet at the High School.
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Gov. Mike Parson
Computer science program approved at TCC
01/15/2019
The Technical Career Center has been green-lighted to start a computer science program, after the governor chose Poplar Bluff High School as his backdrop location to sign House Bill 3 into law.
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Culinary arts curriculum upgraded with industry input
Culinary arts curriculum upgraded with industry input
08/28/2018
A Poplar Bluff restaurateur has worked with the culinary arts program of the Technical Career Center to upgrade its curriculum in an effort to better serve the industry.
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TCC lands professional development grant
TCC lands professional development grant
08/14/2018
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center has been awarded a competitive grant in excess of $85,000 over the course the next five years for professional development and instructional coaching to help enhance the school’s academic focus.
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TCC students compete nationally at SkillsUSA
TCC students compete nationally at SkillsUSA
08/14/2018
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center students proved this summer that they are competitive in their respective trades not only in Missouri, but on a national scale.
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Student Appreciation Day
05/01/2018
An annual tradition of the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center, Student Appreciation Day was held on Thursday, April 26, featuring a recognition ceremony, cookout and fun activities for both the morning and afternoon sessions.
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Several TCC students to compete nationally
04/24/2018
The most in recent memory, 11 Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center students placed in the Missouri SkillsUSA contest held Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7, at the State Technical College of Missouri in Linn.
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TCC students place in SkillsUSA branding contest
12/05/2017
Computer graphics students at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center won second and third place respectively in the 2018 brand design contest at the state fall leadership contest of SkillsUSA Missouri held recently in Jefferson City.
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Manufacturing Day promotes industrial occupations
10/18/2017
Several factories at Industrial Park partnered to host plant tours for Poplar Bluff Schools on Friday, Oct. 13, during the second annual Manufacturing Day organized to promote job opportunities available locally.
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PBTCC contributes to Pass the Pride effort
10/16/2017
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center would like to thank its sponsors...
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Building Trades program completes house
05/23/2017
The final touches are being made on the 38th house constructed by the Building Trades program of the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center.
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PBTCC Seeks Adult Students
04/05/2017
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center is accepting applications for the Cosmetology and Technical & Industry (T&I) Programs scheduled to begin in August 2017. Application deadline for Cosmetology is May 5 and June 2 for the T&I Programs.
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National Technical Honor Society chapter started
03/21/2017
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center inducted its first set of students in its newly established National Technical Honor Society chapter on Thursday, March 9, at the High School.
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Nursing application period delayed
01/01/2017
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center has pushed back the beginning of the application period for the LPN Program from Jan. 1-Feb. 1.
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TCC granted reaccreditation for six years
10/04/2016
The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center will continue its long-standing tradition of upholding full accreditation, ensuring that adult students can receive federal Title IV loans, grants and financial aid.
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Bad interviews make lasting impression on TCC students
03/09/2016
Janet McNece of Productive Staffing once had an applicant glide into a job interview on Heelys sneaker skates. Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce President Steve Halter has had a person show up to an interview accompanied by a banned shoplifter back when he was manager of Wal-Mart.
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Students build computers with $3k Foundation grant
12/08/2015
The Poplar Bluff Public School Foundation has awarded $3,300 in computer components so Technical Career Center students can gain experience building CPUs and upgrade their basic skills lab in the process.
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TCC students save district money, gain employability
11/26/2012
For years students at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center have gained experience applicable in the job market working on projects right here in the school district.
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PBTCC Advisory Meetings
The Fall Advisory Meetings are being held on October 29th at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center.
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