Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) is proud to announce the following new employees that have joined the organization.
Andrew Blanco has joined the Workforce Solutions team as an Instructional Designer working with OCTC's AMTEC initiative. Blanco collaborates with subject-matter experts to review, design and develop courses for web-based training that are competency-based, in a self-paced format for online delivery. In addition, he will be responsible for the revision and maintenance of current course modules.
Blanco earned an Associate in Arts degree from OCTC, a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Management, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Career and Technical Education from Morehead State University.
Blanco's prior experience included teaching as an adjunct and serving as an Information Technology Specialist for the Help Desk at OCTC, and prior to that he was the Night Campus Facilitator at Western Kentucky University's Owensboro campus.
Savannah Roof has been selected as the new Success Coach for students pursuing healthcare career positions. In addition to some recruiting responsibilities, she will provide success coaching services working closely with students in all Healthcare/Allied Health disciplines to help them explore and prepare for career and academic success.
Roof earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governor's University. She also holds an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Roof also hold professional certifications in Basic Life Support and Preceptor Training.
In her experience as a registered nurse, she worked with numerous allied health professionals at regional medical centers. Part of this experience included working with students during their clinical rotations at these hospitals.
Angel "Reneah" Skaggs will be a Pre-Employment Transition Specialist (PETS) at OCTC. She will
work with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and local educational agencies providing pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities (ages 14-21) enrolled in Kentucky public schools.
Skaggs is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College earning a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education: English Language Arts and Social Studies.
Her professional experience includes teaching English Language Arts at Henderson South Middle School, serving as a substitute teacher for Daviess County Public Schools, and being a College Coach at Ohio County High School.