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Director's Memo 2021-06-14

Monday, June 14, 2021

Virtual OEIP event focuses on construction trades

CareerTech’s Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships’ second summer session will focus on careers in the construction industry.

The virtual session will be from 11 a.m. to noon June 16. Online registration has already begun.

CareerTech is partnering with the Associated General Contractors in Oklahoma City to bring in experts who will discuss topics related to careers in the construction industry. Speakers will include representatives of INFOTECH Inc., M.L. Jones, AGCOK and Flintco.

New law allows CLEET courses at tech centers

A new Oklahoma law will allow CareerTech’s technology centers to teach some CLEET courses to high school students.

The bill allows Oklahoma CareerTech to partner with the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to offer law enforcement and criminal justice programs that will give high school students exposure to law enforcement careers. The courses will add to the criminal justice programs already being taught at 19 technology centers.

The goal is to help high school students interested in law enforcement prepare for the CLEET academy.

Read more in The Norman Transcript.

Registrations open for 15th annual ICBS Show

Following a year of virtual events, the ICBS Show is returning to Norman. It will be Aug. 17-18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

ICBS has lined up speakers from several federal and state purchasing agencies as well as nationally recognized legal experts to bring a full day of training on the first day and part of the second. As in the past, most of the second day will be devoted to business matchmaking, an event bringing local businesses into one-on-one meetings with representatives from federal, state and local government agencies as well as certain large prime contractors looking for subcontractors.

A special networking activity will be held the evening of Aug. 16 for business attendees arriving early.

Automotive industry panel discussion video available

A video is available for those who missed the virtual panel discussion on career opportunities in Oklahoma’s automotive industry.

A panel of experts discussed the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry -- from mechanics and technicians to sales and customer service -- and their earnings potential.

Autry Tech hosts retirement celebration, ribbon-cutting ceremony

Autry Technology Center will host a retirement celebration for Superintendent and CEO Brady McCullough and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the McCullough Lab and new construction on June 29.

The McCullough Lab is a high-tech, materials fabrication lab featuring design, prototyping and light production resources for district members.

McCullough is retiring after six years at Autry Tech.

Read more on Autry Tech’s website.

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