Director's Memo 2021-12-6
Virtual OEIP celebrates women in aerospace
The Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships event this month will focus on aerospace to help celebrate National Women in Aerospace Day.
The virtual event will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 9.
Oklahoma CareerTech will showcase aerospace programs, students, teachers and industry partners. The free event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the aerospace industry, including teachers, counselors, administrators, classrooms of students and business people.
CareerTech Educator Conference planned
Registration is open for the Oklahoma CareerTech Educator Conference, which will be Jan. 27 at Tulsa Technology Center’s Owasso Campus.
The conference is designed to help educators prepare and continue to develop best practices for their classrooms. It will focus on new educators, with one to three years’ experience, and experienced educators who have been teaching for four or more years.
New teachers will learn about resources to help them establish a learning environment in which students are the focus, while experienced teachers will be able to add tools that will help them take their classrooms and labs to the next level.
The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $35.
CareerTech hosts ABE Bidders Conference
Oklahoma CareerTech will host a conference Dec. 8 for adult education providers interested in submitting adult education and family literacy proposals for the fiscal years 2022-2026.
The Adult Education and Family Literacy Bidders Conference will be virtual from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendance is not required to be considered for grant funding.
For more information, visit the CareerTech website.
Oklahoma FFA wins at National Convention
Oklahoma FFA returned from the 2021 National FFA Convention with six national champions and a host of other awards.
National champions are Drake Williams, Cherokee, Agricultural Sales - Entrepreneurship National Proficiency Award; Gage Slagel, Hydro-Eakly, Diversified Crop Production - Placement National Proficiency Award; Britney Oehler, Harrah, Swine Production - Placement National Proficiency Award; Kyriana Beard, Stillwater, National Agriscience Fair Division 1: Animal Systems; Callen Veit, Morrison, National Agriscience Fair Division 1: Food Products and Processing Systems; and Madison Muller, Lawton, National Agriscience Fair Division 3: Social Science.
Oklahoma FFA members also brought home a number of other Gold Emblem awards, both as teams and individuals, and 18 chapters earned national chapter awards. Jacob Nunley, Tecumseh, was selected to serve on the national officer nominating committee.
Jack Staats, retired state FFA adviser, received the National VIP Award. Earning the Honorary American FFA Degree were Mary Baldwin, Morrison; Greg Black, Kingfisher; Jason Harvey, Oklahoma City; Travis Bradshaw, Elgin; and Chris Klaassen and Ginger Klaassen, both of Hydro. Oklahoma also had 162 recipients of the American FFA Degree, and 16 national band, chorus and talent members.
Oklahoma FFA was recognized as a 100% membership state. It ranks fifth in total membership and national delegates, with 14 delegates.
For more, visit the Oklahoma FFA website.
OkPTAC helps trucking company owner plan for expansion
Shawnquise Gatewood talks in a video on Oklahoma CareerTech’s YouTube channel about how she was able to get steady work for her trucking company through OkPTAC.
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.
Gatewood hopes to expand her company, Diamond’z Trucking, to help people who are unable to find work.
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