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OTC funeral service program earns special training seminar

The college has been selected by random draw to take part in a national seminar
Credit: OTC

Students in Ogeechee Technical College’s (OTC) funeral service program will soon be taking part in a highly regarded training seminar.

“This is huge for our students. This is a program that is offered to licensed professionals at the National Funeral Director AGM,” said program director, Michele Rupar.

OTC was named as one of the four winners of the National Funeral Directors Association (NDFA) Student Arranger Training draw.

“It is an honor for OTC to be selected for this very special and specific training. Our students will gain confidence and learn very valuable tools in their efforts to help grieving families,” said Rupar.

The Funeral Service Foundation sponsors the draw. OTC anticipates holding a one-day seminar on Oct. 18.

Each institution will each receive a single arranger training seminar. The seminar will be for students currently in the funeral service program. The seminar will be available at no cost to the students or school.

The training will help educate students on how to work alongside a funeral director to establish plans for the service. The course will also provide guidance on building relationships with families all while maintaining housekeeping and safety procedures.

“The certification that comes with the training provided by the NFDA will help elevate our students and make them more marketable in their communities,” said Rupar.

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