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Director's Memo 2021-08-23

Monday, August 23, 2021

CareerTech programs receive aerospace grants

The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation and Metro Technology Centers were among 50 organizations to receive Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

The foundation received a grant of $10,000 for the Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships. OEIP’s mission is to create a pipeline for partnerships among educators and industry leaders that result in meeting the workforce needs of Oklahoma companies.

More than 300 Oklahoma fifth through 12th grade science, technology, engineering and math teachers, counselors and administrators attend industry tours and educational workshops each year as part of OEIP.

Read more on the CareerTech website.

Training offered for OK Career Guide, Kuder Galaxy

Several virtual training sessions are available in the next few months for educators interested in OK Career Guide and Kuder Galaxy.

OK Career Guide is an online tool available to all Oklahomans to explore careers and plan their futures. Participants can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and connect to employers.

Kuder Galaxy is an online career awareness platform for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. Students learn through play, videos, activities, games and rewards in the space-themed platform.

Webinars for OK Career Guide will be Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Dec. 7. Kuder Galaxy webinars will be Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Dec. 7.

For more information or to register for a webinar, visit the CareerTech website.

Meridian Tech students renovate train

Students in Meridian Technology Center’s metal fabrication, welding, automotive technology and collision repair technology programs recently completed renovation of a train for the Hydro Free Fair.

The students began the project in 2018, working with the Hydro Fair Association to bring the Century Flyer miniature train back to its original glory. See before and after photos of the train on Meridian’s Facebook page.

The project was also feature on KFOR’s “Is This a Great State or What?” segment on Friday..

ICBS Show introduces government buyers, sellers

Attendees at the 2021 ICBS Show had the opportunity to speak to federal buyers from diverse agencies and large prime contractors during videoconferences.

The virtual matchmaking session was a new addition to the annual event, which is produced by Oklahoma’s two procurement technical assistance programs. Oklahoma PTAC, a program of Oklahoma CareerTech, and the Tribal Government Institute, a Native American PTAC, are supported in part by a grant from the Defense Logistics Agency.

The ICBS Show, which also includes presentations and networking, is designed to help Oklahoma businesses find, compete on and perform work for federal, state and local government agencies.

Useful links

Follow us on Twitter at @okcareertech and find us on Facebook at OklahomaCareerTech and on Instagram at oklahomacareertech and read our blog, Oklahoma CareerTech Delivers. Find our podcast at

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