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Director's Memo 2021-03-08

Monday, March 08, 2021

Oklahoma CareerTech students chosen for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Two CareerTech students will represent Oklahoma during the 59th annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week.

Sean Kuehn of Sand Springs and Julian Ober of Tulsa will join 102 other national student delegates during the first-ever fully virtual Washington Week, which will be an interactive education and leadership forum.

“We are proud to have Sean and Julian representing Oklahoma at a national level,” said Oklahoma CareerTech State Director Marcie Mack. “Their academic accomplishments and leadership exemplify student excellence and CareerTech’s mission to promote career awareness.”

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.

CareerTech to host construction industry panel discussion

Oklahoma CareerTech will host a virtual panel discussion on employment opportunities in the construction industry at 2 p.m. March 25.

Panelists, including Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn, will discuss the need and earnings potential for electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, HVAC technicians and roofers.

CareerTech grad highlighted on News 9

Former Business Professionals of America state president Cody Gervasi was recently named an “Amazing Oklahoman” in a segment on News 9 in Oklahoma City.

Gervasi joined BPA after enrolling in Central Technology Center’s business and computer technology program. He served as state president, national secondary parliamentarian and national postsecondary parliamentarian and won awards at the state and national levels.

He now teaches business and is a BPA adviser at Yukon Public Schools. In 2020, he was named National BPA Emerging Advisor of the Year.

Virtual OEIP event focuses on construction careers

The Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships event this month will focus on careers in construction.

CareerTech is partnering with the Association of General Contractors to showcase careers in the construction industry. The event will be at 11 a.m. March 25.

News on 6 spotlights Tulsa Tech instructor, program

Tulsa Technology Center’s medical assisting program and instructor Kaydee Clark were featured in a segment on News on 6 in Tulsa this week.

More than 100 people are set to graduate from the nine-month program in May. Clark, a graduate of Tulsa Tech herself, said the program prepares students to work as medical assistants or to continue their education in college.

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