Director's Memo 2022-2-28
CTSO officers visit state Capitol
The state officers of Oklahoma CareerTech co-curricular student organizations and members of National Technical Honor Society are visiting the Oklahoma Capitol today.
During CTSO Day at the Capitol and NTHS Day at the Capitol, the students will visit legislators and talk to them about the importance of CareerTech.
CV Tech collaborates with bottling company
Canadian Valley Technology Center and Niagara Bottling have been working together to teach students the skills they need to fill the company’s open positions.
CV Tech welcomed its first class of students to its new industrial automation and robotics technology program in August. Students are trained for immediate employment opportunities like those at Niagara, which has a bottling plant and a centralized rebuild facility in Oklahoma City.
By December two CV Tech students had already been placed in internships with the company.
Read more about the collaboration on CV Tech’s website.
Superintendent donates hair
Indian Capital Technology Center Superintendent Tony Pivec recently donated his hair to Wigs for Kids after getting his long hair cut by an instructor and students in the ICTC cosmetology program.
Pivec hadn’t gotten his hair cut since before the start of the pandemic in early 2020, he told the Muskogee Phoenix.
Wigs for Kids, based in Ohio, uses hair to make wigs for children who lost their hair to cancer.
Read more about Pivec’s donation on the Muskogee Phoenix website.
Great Plains students spread positivity
Culinary arts students at Great Plains Technology Center are spreading positivity in Lawton while also raising money for FCCLA.
The students are selling lawn signs with positive messages: “Be a Voice, Not an Echo”; “Progress Not Perfection”; “Do What Makes You Happy”; Every Day is an Adventure”; and “Your Patience is Your Power.”
They will use the money to help Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members attend the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in March.
Read more about the sign fundraiser on The Lawton Constitution’s website.
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