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Director's Memo 2020-11-09

Monday, November 09, 2020

CareerTech, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association partner to help veterinary assistants

A new Oklahoma CareerTech certification exam will help veterinary assistants show they have the skills they need to care for the state’s animal population.

CareerTech is working with the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association to offer veterinary assistant certification for individuals completing the OVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Program. The program is designed to help veterinary practices spend less time training new employees while ensuring the employees have the skills they need.

Individuals working in the field can complete the OVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Program at their own pace and then take the certification exam that the CareerTech Testing Center developed with a committee of subject matter experts. Once they’ve earned certification they can renew it every year with continuing education and a renewal fee.

Read more about the partnership on Oklahoma CareerTech’s website.

Oklahomans named to National FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame

Five Oklahomans have been selected for induction into the National FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame: Karin Davis, Lesa Foster, Denise Morris, Rhonda Paul Ashburn and Paula Tripp.

Induction into FCCLA’s Leadership Hall of Fame is the highest honor given to FCCLA members, alumni, advisers and supporters. The Oklahomans are among 75 people chosen for induction as part of FCCLA’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Oklahoma DECA celebrates DECA Month

Members of Oklahoma DECA are celebrating DECA Month in November by highlighting state chapters on social media and attending the DECA Power 2020 virtual conference.

In addition, officers are participating in daily post challenges from DECA Inc. and looking back at DECA in 1991 through the eyes of an alumni member.

Oklahoma DECA will also host a DECA-thon at the end of the month.

ODCTE hosts tech center recruiter training

Oklahoma CareerTech opened a virtual training series for technology center recruiters this week.

“Expanding Recruitment Practices to Reach Each and Every Student” is designed to help technology center recruiters learn best practices and strategies for recruiting students in special populations, including individuals with disabilities and from economically disadvantaged families; those preparing for nontraditional careers; single parents; English learners; out-of-workforce individuals; and homeless individuals.

One more session is planned in November, along with two in December and two in January.

Oklahoma CareerTech seeks student-made work-based learning videos

Oklahoma CareerTech has launched a video contest for students in work-based learning to show the positive benefits they receive from participating in WBL.

Students can compete in two categories: high-end edited videos of 3 to 4 minutes and phone/YouTube-type videos of 2 to 3 minutes. Six videos will be selected in each category; high-end winning videos will earn programs $500, and phone/YouTube-type winning videos will earn programs $250.

The deadline to enter is Dec. 20.

More information about the contest can be found on the CareerTech website.

Electronic transcript platform launches

A new electronic transcript platform in Oklahoma will help students show all their educational experiences in one place.

The Oklahoma e-Transcript Initiative allows technology centers, school districts, colleges and universities to electronically exchange academic transcripts and data. Students will be able to include industry credentials, concurrent enrollment and certifications on their transcripts, which can be requested, verified and shared through one online platform.

More information about the e-transcript system is available on the Oklahoma Edge website.

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Last Modified on May 15, 2023
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