Karen Kunkel

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As the spring semester winds into gear, the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, also known as GO CAPS, is offering open houses for prospective students for the 2016-17 school year. GO CAPS is a program run by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce through its workforce development efforts.

The idea behind this program is for students to receive hands-on training for careers in the professional world. The open houses are just the first step. Once a student is enrolled in a class, it’s an entirely different experience than what they’re used to.