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Director's Memo 2021-9-27

Monday, September 27, 2021

TechCENT$ application deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for TechCENT$, a training program for current or potential technology center financial services employees, is Oct. 1.

The program provides attendees opportunities to learn about technology center financial processes and systems and helps them develop networks for sharing best practices with colleagues across the state. This year’s program will be a hybrid format, with two in-person meetings and two virtual meetings.

For more information, visit Oklahoma CareerTech’s website.


CareerTech offers digital teaching and learning courses

Oklahoma CareerTech is offering professional development courses in digital teaching and learning that allows educators to explore the International Society for Technology in Education standards for both teachers and students.

Both in-person and virtual sessions of Exploring Digital Teaching and Learning Through the ISTE Standards are planned. While discussing the standards for teachers, participants will assess their level of engagement in activities aligned to the standards and/or indicators. They will also review the standards for students and use the indicators to write performance tasks for each, based upon appropriate content and grade level for which participants teach.

Sessions are free, but registration is required.

Registration links


Pinnell: CareerTech can be game-changer for rural start-ups

Investment in entrepreneurship will help Oklahoma become a top 10 state, and CareerTech is a perfect partner, especially for rural areas in the state, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell wrote in the Tulsa World.

Because Oklahoma CareerTech has technology center districts across the state, along with Skills Centers and adult basic education providers and a presence in 394 PK-12 school districts, it can easily offer help for entrepreneurs and existing businesses all over Oklahoma and can help reverse the rural migration trend, Pinnell wrote.

Read more on the Tulsa World’s website.


Kiamichi Tech, Kubota launch partnership

Kiamichi Technology Centers’ Hugo campus held an open house last week for the launch of its Kubota Tech and National Coalition of Certification Centers partnership.

The partnership allows students to earn industry-recognized certifications for repair and service of Kubota equipment and teaches them the skills they need to work as diesel technicians in the Kubota dealer network.

Read more about the partnership on The Paris News website.


Autry Tech partners with Central Tech for truck driver training

Autry Technology Center will offer CDL truck driver training in Enid through a partnership with Central Technology Center.

Autry Tech will be a satellite training location for Central Tech’s existing program. The first course will begin in November.

Read more on Autry Tech’s website.


Tulsa Tech provides space for Tulsa Virtual Academy

Tulsa Public Schools secondary students in Tulsa Virtual Academy will use rooms at Tulsa Technology Center’s Peoria campus for blended learning.

The agreement includes opportunities for students to tour the Peoria campus and other Tulsa Tech campuses, TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist told the Tulsa World.

Read more on the Tulsa World’s website.


Useful links

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