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Director's Memo 2021-12-13

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Grant application training planned

Oklahoma CareerTech has planned several in-person and virtual training sessions for Perkins Act applications and the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.

The sessions will provide information about reviewing and updating the CLNA, interpreting data and ensuring data-based decisions are driving priorities and funding choices. Topics will include the relevant areas of the worksheet application, innovative grants and the application process.

In-person training sessions will be Jan. 11, Moore Norman Tech - South Penn Campus; Jan. 20, Kiamichi Tech - McAlester Campus; Jan. 25, Tulsa Tech - Lemley Campus; Jan. 27, Autry Tech - Main Campus. A virtual session will be Feb. 17 via Zoom.

Additional sessions will be March 10, April 5 and April 19 at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in Stillwater.

To register, follow the links above. For more information, visit Oklahoma CareerTech’s Perkins webpage.


CareerTech shares recipes for success

During the holiday season, people bring out their best recipes to share with family and friends. Oklahoma CareerTech does the same year-round for workforce development.

Throughout the year, CareerTech provides the education and training components to meet Oklahoma’s workforce development needs, staying true to our mission of preparing Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life. CareerTech’s success stories cover every industry and multiple pathways.

Read about four success stories from Tulsa Tech, High Plains Tech, Meridian Tech and Gordon Cooper Tech in State Director Marcie Mack’s column on The Journal Record website.


Oklahomans win at ACTE conference

Six Oklahoma educators won awards at Vision 2021, the annual conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education.

The six were honored in ACTE’s Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division.

They were Ashlee Gore, Autry Technology Center, Outstanding Training Activity; Dale Lewis, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, Innovation Award; Shawn Freie, Caddo Kiowa Tech, Economic Development Award; Terese Berg, Tulsa Technology Center, Diversity and Inclusion Award; Mark Wilson, EQ World USA, Ambassador of the Year; and Molly Kyler, Pioneer Technology Center, Award of Excellence.


Adult Education Bidders Conference video available

A recording of CareerTech’s Adult Education and Family Literacy Bidders Conference is available for adult education providers interested in submitting adult education and family literacy proposals for the fiscal years 2022-2026.

The conference outlined the grant requirements, explained the application components and provided guidance related to the grant competitions. Attendance is not required for grant funding consideration.

The video will be available on the ODCTE Adult Basic Education webpage. All information regarding the grant competitions and the link to the RFPs will also be posted to the page. The grant competition window is Jan. 1 to Feb. 15. No applications will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 15. All grant competition-related correspondence must be sent to

ODCTE Adult Basic Education webpage


OkPTAC helps owners take business to next level

The owners of Stout Construction talk about how they took their native-, woman- and family-owned business to the next level with OkPTAC in a video on Oklahoma CareerTech’s YouTube channel.

They also tell how a team of OkPTAC coordinators helped them cut through the red tape of federal contracting.



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Just knowing you don’t have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness and an eagerness to learn -- and those are all good things. -- Dick Van Dyke
Last Modified on Dec 14, 2021
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