Director's Memo 2021-11-22
State FCCLA members win at national conference
Seven Oklahoma FCCLA members returned from the National Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., recently with Skill Demonstration Event wins.
Winners were Kyle Thomas, Great Plains Tech PM Chapter, first place, level 3 culinary math challenge; Rylie Wilkinson, Marietta, second place, level 1 early childhood challenge; Estefany Sanchez, Marietta, third place, level 1 early childhood challenge; Lauryn Huey, Tulsa Tech -- Apparel Design Chapter, first place, level 3 fashion sketch; Olivia Rutledge, Marietta, third place, level 2 interior design challenge; Raigan Prather, Marietta, third place, level 3 nutrition challenge; and Maverick Mansfield, Cottonwood, third, level 3 science in FCS challenge.
Skill Demonstration Events allow FCCLA members to demonstrate college- and career-readiness skills in family and consumer sciences and related occupations. Level 1 is for students in fifth through eighth grades; level 2 is ninth and 10th grades; and level 3 is 11th and 12th grades.
Aerospace manufacturing business credits OkPTAC
Tim Frisby and Brandon Garcia talk in a video on Oklahoma CareerTech’s YouTube channel about how OkPTAC helped their aerospace manufacturing business to the skies with more opportunities in federal contracting.
OkPTAC is a procurement technical assistance center that helps Oklahoma businesses interested in selling products and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments. Oklahoma CareerTech administers the program, which assists clients through participating technology centers.
16 graduate from Tulsa Tech fire academy
Sixteen people graduated Thursday from Tulsa Technology Center’s inaugural fire academy.
Working in collaboration with Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Tech launched the fire academy in September as a two-month program. Instead of taking classes over a span of several years, the students spent 10 hours a day in class five days a week for 10 weeks learning the same material, according to an article in the Tulsa World.
All 16 had jobs lined up before graduation, the Tulsa World reported.
Read more about the fire academy and the first class of students on the Tulsa World’s website.
Metro Tech breaks ground on public safety academy
Metro Technology Centers broke ground Wednesday on a public safety academy at its South Bryant Campus.
The academy will offer a basic peace officer certification program, EMSA, 911 dispatch, security, defensive tactics, mental health and de-escalation training.
Francis Tuttle Tech helps veterans
Francis Tuttle Technology Center is helping veterans achieve their dreams, as spotlighted in an article in The Journal Record.
The article highlights two veterans in the graphics design program and the advanced manufacturing program. One recently got a job as an automation technician.
Read more on The Journal Record’s website.
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