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Director's Memo 2022-11-21

Monday, November 21, 2022

Discover CareerTech and explore your interests

Career and technical education has come a long way in the last two decades. But despite the many improvements and benefits of CareerTech programs, public awareness is still limited and outdated perceptions remain.

While demand soars for skilled employees in a modern global economy, Oklahoma CareerTech’s mission to prepare students of all ages for success in the careers of their choice has never been more relevant. But to fully meet the needs of Oklahoma employers and students, more parents and students need to know all that CareerTech has to offer.

Read more of the November CareerTech director’s column on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


CareerTech Foundation awards $81,634 in scholarships

The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation recently awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to 225 postsecondary students in Oklahoma.

The foundation distributed $81,634 in Otha Grimes and Francis Tuttle Memorial scholarships to students attending Oklahoma CareerTech technology centers. The Otha Grimes scholarships ranged from $250 to $500 per student. Two of the 225 students also received a Francis Tuttle Memorial Scholarship up to $1,000.

“Oklahoma CareerTech and the CareerTech Foundation are proud to be able to support students continuing their education and preparing for their careers in our technology centers around the state,” said Lee Denney, Oklahoma CareerTech interim state director.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


CareerTech board member sworn in

Rob Seeman was sworn in last week as Oklahoma CareerTech’s newest board member.

Seeman is the operations manager at Covington Aircraft Engines in Okmulgee. He replaces David Stewart, who resigned from the board in February.

Seeman’s term on the board will end April 1, 2023.


Pioneer Tech graduates first basic peace officer class

Pioneer Technology Center’s first basic peace officer certification class recently celebrated its graduation.

Seven students graduated from the course, which provides hands-on training. Enrollment is open for Pioneer Tech’s next class in January.

Read more about the class on the Pioneer Tech website.


Canadian Valley Tech nursing grads share stories from the field

Two graduates of Canadian Valley Technology Center’s practical nursing program shared their success stories recently.

Kinber Roberts and Kally Watson, who met while working as nursing assistants in 2015, graduated from the program in October. Roberts is now an LPN at River Oaks Skilled Nursing and Therapy in El Reno, and Watson is working as a travel nurse. Both plan to further their nursing education.

Read more about their progress through the CV Tech program, their success stories and their advice for future students on the CV Tech website.


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Last Modified on Nov 21, 2022
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