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Director's Memo 2022-10-31

Monday, October 31, 2022

Oklahoma CareerTech enrollment increases

Oklahoma CareerTech’s enrollment in fiscal year 2022 rose to 446,940 students -- from 426,125 in FY 2021 -- and was up in each of the state agency’s delivery arms.

Positive placement in FY 2022 was 91%, which means that almost all CareerTech graduates found employment, entered the military or continued their education.

“In addition to enrollment increases across the board, membership in CareerTech student organizations rose significantly in fiscal 2022,” said CareerTech Interim State Director Lee Denney. “The uptick in enrollment reflects a growing realization of the value of a CareerTech education and the need for curriculums that emphasize career readiness.”

CareerTech serves the nearly half a million students through a network of 391 school districts, 29 technology centers, 15 skills centers and 32 adult education and family literacy providers. CareerTech also serves Oklahomans through its business and industry programs.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


‘Beyond the Bell’ focuses on CareerTech

“Beyond the Bell,” a program on News 9 in Oklahoma City and News On 6 in Tulsa, recently visited with Oklahoma CareerTech representatives.

The show featured Lee Denney, interim state director; Lara Morris, CareerTech health careers education program manager; and Gabriel Lewis, a graduate of Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s School of Culinary Arts and went on to compete on two seasons of “MasterChef.”

Watch the video on the News 9 website or the News on 6 website.


Class of 1976 nursing grads return to Meridian

Meridian Technology Center’s practical nursing graduates from 1976 recently returned to the campus in Stillwater to share their stories and see where the program is now.

In addition to catching up with each other and reminiscing about their acceptance into what was then a new program, the alums got to see how the program has grown from one or two learning labs to multiple classrooms, manikins with different ailments, a mock hospital with programmable responsive manikins and a manikin with lifelike bones and body systems.

Read more about it on the Guthrie News Page.


Francis Tuttle launches data analytics program

Francis Tuttle Technology Center is launching a data analytics program.

The technology center developed the virtual training program after two years of working with experts and local businesses. The data analytics program was originally aligned with another program, but Francis Tuttle began testing it online after schools and businesses locked down because of COVID-19.

The 10-month online program is taught via Zoom and is open to everyone 17 and older.

Read more about it on The Journal Record website.


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