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Director's Memo 2022-1-31

Monday, January 31, 2022

Oklahoma CareerTech celebrates CTE Month in February

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education continues to respond to the needs of individuals and business and industry in the state while focusing on helping Oklahomans succeed in life, education and the workplace.

The Oklahoma CareerTech System is celebrating CareerTech Education Month in February. Gov. Kevin Stitt recently issued a proclamation declaring this month as Career and Technical Education Appreciation Month in Oklahoma.

“Oklahoma CareerTech is an integral part of Oklahoma’s economy,” said Marcie Mack, ODCTE state director. “By providing individuals with the education, training and skills necessary to be successful in their careers, CareerTech is also providing companies with the quality workforces they need to compete globally.”

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Oklahoma CareerTech, DPS partner to offer written CDL tests

The Oklahoma CareerTech Testing Center, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, is expanding a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to offer written tests for commercial driver’s licenses.

The two agencies began a partnership in 2021 to offer Class D written driver’s license and motorcycle license tests.

CTTC will begin the pilot phase of the tests Feb. 1 at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb and Central Technology Center in Drumright, said Jennifer Palacio, CTTC assessment manager.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Autry Tech offers sports officiating courses

Oklahomans interested in learning more about officiating sporting events will be able to do so soon at Autry Technology Center.

Autry Tech will begin classes in sports officiating in February.

Read more on the Enid News and Eagle’s website.


CareerTech teacher receives surprise

A CareerTech STEM teacher at Brink Junior High School in Moore was recently surprised by News 9 in Oklahoma City.

Jessica Graham, who teaches computer education, received $500 in classroom supplies from News 9 and Metro Ford of Oklahoma City.

Teachers are nominated for the prize by friends, coworkers or students.



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Last Modified on Jan 31, 2022
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