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Director's Memo 2021-06-28

Monday, June 28, 2021

CareerTech represented on Power 2021 list

Oklahoma CareerTech State Director Marcie Mack was named to The Journal Record’s Power 2021 Education list.

Mack became state director in 2015 after serving as ODCTE’s deputy state director and chief operations officer. She has worked in education for more than 25 years.

Oklahoma CareerTech is also represented on the list by Aaron Collins and Cindy Friedemann of Metro Technology Centers; Michelle Keylon of Francis Tuttle Technology Center; and Gayla Lutts of Canadian Valley Technology Center.

Indian Capital Tech boosts OkPTAC program

Indian Capital Technology has added a second procurement technical assistance program coordinator to serve the district’s seven counties.

“With the addition of a second PTAC coordinator, ICTC can better serve our community by offering the vital resources and services needed,” Superintendent Tony Pivec said in an article in the Muskogee Phoenix.

The ICTC program is part of OkPTAC, a procurement technical assistance center that helps businesses find, compete on and perform work for federal, state and local government agencies. OkPTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Read more about ICTC’s expansion of the program on the Muskogee Phoenix website.

Oklahoma SkillsUSA wins at national conference

Oklahoma SkillsUSA students won 19 gold, 11 silver and seven bronze awards at the virtual National Leadership and Skills Conference last week.

All the competition were virtual and competitors had several new requirements, which made it more challenging.

Oklahoma SkillsUSA’s first middle school chapter -- from Geary -- was named an Outstanding Chapter.

Northwest Tech hosts students at academy

Twenty-two incoming eighth and ninth grade students recently participated in Northwest Technology Center’s Northwest Career Academy.

They toured businesses, did community service and learned about economic opportunities.

Read more in the Alva Review-Courier.

Tri County Tech gives Fields emeritus status

Tri County Technology Center has given retiring Superintendent Lindel Fields emeritus status.

Fields is the first superintendent in Tri County’s history to be named superintendent emeritus. His last day at Tri County will be June 30.

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