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Director's Memo 2022-10-3

Monday, October 03, 2022

Tech center group helps first responders learn to fight electric vehicle fires

Onward OKC, a group of five central Oklahoma technology centers, is launching a program to teach first responders how to fight electric vehicle fires.

Francis Tuttle Technology center instructors and administrators recently gathered to learn more about the challenges, according to StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaboration of NPR member stations. The demonstration was to prepare Francis Tuttle for the new program launching this fall.

Onward OKC is a partnership of Francis Tuttle, Canadian Valley, Metro, Mid-Del and Moore Norman technology centers.

Read more about the new program on the StateImpact Oklahoma website and more about Onward OKC on its website.


CareerTech adds new aerospace videos

Three new videos about aerospace in Oklahoma are up on Oklahoma CareerTech’s website.

The videos feature the StellarXplorers program, Mint Turbines in Stroud and Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s aerospace training program.

Watch these three videos and more on Oklahoma CareerTech’s aerospace and aviation webpage.


Students re-create ‘Rain Man’ scene

Students in a two-day workshop recently re-created a scene from “Rain Man” that was filmed in Guthrie during the late 1980s.

The Film Education Institute of Oklahoma led the workshop in partnership with Meridian Technology Center’s First Capital Film Crew Institute.

Students created the set as close to the original as possible and filmed it in the building the scene was originally filmed in with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.

Read more about it on The Journal Record’s website.


Autry Tech partners with county jail on detention officer training

Autry Technology Center and the Garfield County Detention Facility are working together to offer an 88-hour basic detention officer training course.

Classroom training will be at Autry, with practical exercises at the detention facility. The course will also be open to detention officers in other counties.

Read more on the Enid News and Eagle website.


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