Director's Memo 2022-2-14
Oklahoma CareerTech launches aerospace campaign
Oklahoma CareerTech has launched a new video series highlighting career and training opportunities in Oklahoma’s aerospace industry.
Over the next few months, CareerTech will release about 40 videos featuring the stories of people working and training in nearly every sector of aviation and aerospace.
The series, titled “Clear for Takeoff: Get Trained in Oklahoma Aerospace,” was developed over several months in cooperation with the ACES program at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Read more on Oklahoma CareerTech’s website.
Lieutenant governor launches ‘A Look at Oklahoma CareerTech’
Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell has launched a new video interview series, “A Look at Oklahoma CareerTech,” in conjunction with National Career and Technical Education Month in February.
Episodes will include interviews with current and former Oklahoma CareerTech students. The first one features a graduate of Autry Technology Center’s robotics and electronic automation program.
Episodes can be found on the lieutenant governor’s YouTube page.
Southern Tech breaks ground on aviation building
Southern Technology Center held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its new Aviation Technology Building.
The building will house Southern Tech’s new airframe and powerplant program, which will help fill a pipeline of potential employees for companies considering investing in Ardmore, the city’s Chamber of Commerce president and CEO told KTEN-TV.
Read more about the planned program on KTEN’s website and on King Aerospace’s website.
CareerTech representatives make Journal Record lists
Canadian Valley Technology Center Superintendent and CEO Gayla Lutts has been named to The Journal Record’s Most Admired CEOs list for 2022.
April Dunsworth, director of finance at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, was named the 2021 CFO honoree.
They will be recognized at the 13th annual Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs and Financial Stewardship Awards event April 25 in Oklahoma City.
Learn more about the honors on The Journal Record’s website.
Pioneer Tech announces new class for future practical nursing students
Pioneer Technology Center has bundled together practical nursing program prerequisites so students can take advantage of ARPA tuition assistance.
The course will allow students to earn a certified nurse assistant credential and complete the classes they need to enroll in the practical nursing program.
Read more about it on The Ponca City News website.
EOC Tech students win contest
Two Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center digital media students won the college division of the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful End Litter Video Contest.
William Little and Kyle Erskine produced the video, “The Real Cost,” under the supervision of Ben Hlavaty.
The contest was sponsored by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
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