Owensboro Community & Technical College has been recognized again as one of the best employers in higher education nationally, according to the 2022 survey by the “Great Colleges to Work For” program.
“We are thrilled to receive this honor. But we are even more excited to see that we did well in two additional categories and earned honor roll status,” OCTC President Dr. Scott Williams said. “Our whole team has been working hard, to be engaged in exercises and discussions to enhance all aspects of our organization. I am very proud of all our employees.”
The results are based on a survey of 212 colleges and universities. In addition to the “Great College to Work For” recognition, a select group is named to the Honor Roll. Among the medium two-year colleges with 3,000 to 9,999 students, OCTC was one of only four Honor Roll awardees nationally.
The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country, according to a release from OCTC. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.
OCTC earned honors in six categories this year: supervisor/department chair effectiveness; confidence in senior leadership; faculty and staff well-being; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; mission and pride; and job satisfaction and support.
OCTC has 200 full-time and about 150 part-time employees serving the greater Owensboro counties of Daviess, Ohio, Hancock, and McLean. Since 2014, OCTC has participated annually in the survey. Over 60% of employees invited to complete the survey at OCTC participated in the process.
“Our employees consistently participate in the survey at this level,” said Dr. Kevin Beardmore, Vice President of Student Affairs. “To be recognized in multiple categories is exceptional but to achieve honor roll status is truly a ‘best of the best’ recognition. We are grateful to our faculty and staff for all that they do”