- For more information about GRTS, call 660-646-3414,
or stop by and visit us at 1200 Fair Street, Chillicothe, Missouri or
- For tuition & fee information, click
is located in Chillicothe,
Missouri, a rural community of 10,000 people. We are in North
Central Missouri about 70 miles from St. Joseph, 120 miles from Des
Moines, 90 miles from Kansas City, and 240 miles from St. Louis. We
are close to many modern industries and employment opportunities for
our graduates. The community provides strong support for the school
and its students with private housing and part-time jobs.
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application for admission will be reviewed individually. You should
make a point to visit the school where you can meet with our vocational
counselor, financial aid administrator,
faculty members from your area of interest,
and receive a tour of the school. Contact us via
email, phone, or stop by.
careers account for over 70% of the jobs in this country. Employers are ready for
you to complete your training and choose from many career
opportunities. Check out the listing of
Most complete in one school year, beginning in August and finishing in
May. Classes meet for six hours per day for a total of 1,080 hours.
The programs include paid internships to help you get a jump start
in your career area. Programs are certified by national industry
certification organizations to ensure modern curriculum as specified
by industry standards.
Tech Equipment and Facilities...
our school to others or visit a top industry, and you will find that
the GRTS has the most modern, up-to-date equipment available. When
you graduate, you will be trained and ready for employment in the
best jobs available.
GRTS campus consists of classroom and shops/labs for each program and
also includes an on-site preschool and child care
center for those students needing child care services for their
children while they attend school. Grand River Tech also maintains
the Litton Agri-Science
Center where its entire agriculture program is housed.
and Qualified Instructors...
instructors have extensive work experience in the career field they
teach. The instructor's industry work experience is important to
you. You won't be bored by theory, but will receive a practical,
hands-on education that is demanded by your employers. All programs
have industry advisory committees who evaluate and recommend the
necessary curriculum for proper preparation for a successful career.
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mission is to prepare you for a successful, rewarding career. Don't
make a career out of going to school - choose a school that prepares
you for a career. We won't waste your time. We'll give you the
necessary career skills as efficiently as possible and help you move
into your career or on to additional post-secondary training.
Evaluate and visit our programs before you enroll, and when you
start, give us your best!
Job Isn't Done Until You Have a Job...
enroll at GRTS to develop the skills required for a successful
career of your choise. We will do our part to create employment
opportunities for you, and we provide a full-time career placement
service for all graduates and former students anytime. A job bank of
available part-time jobs is maintained while you are in a school. Click
here to view our most recent Placement Charts.
Students who attend courses at Grand River Technical School, have the
opportunity to earn articulated college
credit. Articulated credit offers students a way to save money and time completing an Associate in Applied
Science degree. Grand River Technical School works with the following colleges to award articulated college credit:
North Central Missouri College; Metropolitan Community Colleges; Linn State Technical College;
State Fair Community College. For a complete list of programs and credit
hours, visit our Articulation
page. For more information on the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree from North Central Missouri College,
provides services and encourages enrollment by special populations
including non-traditional students, dislocated workers, single
parents, and displaced homemakers. Supplemental financial aid is
available to students who qualify.
desiring to reside in Chillicothe will find available rooms or
apartments. Even though the school does not have a dormitory, school
personnel will assist you in locating suitable housing. In addition,
approximately 90% of GRTS students receive financial
types of financial aid are available at
GRTS. These include various grants, which do not require repayment,
and scholarships, through sources such as PELL
grant, Workforce Investment Act, Veteran's Administration,
Vocational Rehabilitation, New Traditions, A+
Institutional scholarships. To be eligible for financial assistance,
you must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA). The priority date for this form is April 1 for fall
enrollment. GRTS financial aid code is 005531. For information
concerning application procedures, contact the Financial
Aid Administrator. For tuition information, click
here. Download our Adult
Admissions Policy and Financial Aid Handbook as an Adobe
child care, licensed by the Department of Health, and accredited by
Accreditation and the Department of Elementary & Secondary
Education, is available on campus for your children while you attend
Grand River Technical School
opened its doors in 1967, operating at that time under the name "Chillicothe Area Vocational-Technical
School." A new addition was added in 1973. On July 1, 1995, the name of the school was changed to Grand River Technical
School to more properly reflect the "area" concept of the school's territory. Since
opening, there have only been four directors, including the current director. They were as follows:
Roder Nyberg: 1967-1989; Ron Wolf: 1989-2013; Roger Wolf (Co-director): 2004-2013;
and Jayme Caughron: 2013-present (Assistant Director from 2004-2013).
At one time (1984-85), all four of these individuals were actually at the technical school at the same
time - Roder Nyberg as director; Ron Wolf as assistant director; Roger Wolf as Agriculture instructor; and Jayme (Bannan) Caughron as
a Business student.
provides needed technical training programs for secondary students, post-secondary
students, and adults. It is accredited by Council
on Occupational Education (COE),
approved by the Missouri State Department of Education as an
area school, and is operated by the Chillicothe R-II School
tuition is available at GRTS for qualifying A+
students. Contact the GRTS
financial aid office to find out how much A+ will cover for your
750 secondary students attend
as part of their high school program from the following 16 high schools:
||Linn Co. R-I
ratio is 15-1. Many post-secondary students attend our daytime preparatory programs each
year. These students come from throughout the Midwest, primarily North Central Missouri.
In addition, over
1,000 area adults use these
facilities for evening classes during each school year.
Click here to view our most
recent Placement Charts.
Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination
on the basis of
age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national
origin, race, religion, or sex
in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.
Chillicothe R-II School District
The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state
laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and
the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school
district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment,
educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or
complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís
compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title
IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed
to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box
530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).
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