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Director's Memo 2022-3-14

Monday, March 14, 2022

News article spotlights CareerTech mobile meat processing lab

A recent article in The Oklahoman spotlights Oklahoma CareerTech’s mobile meat processing lab.

The mobile lab is the result of a partnership between Oklahoma CareerTech and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. It is part of an effort to provide trained employees to meat processors in Oklahoma.

Read more about the mobile lab on The Oklahoman’s website.


Meridian Tech to open South Campus this month

Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater will offer classes beginning March 21 at its South Campus in Guthrie.

The campus will focus on adult training and development with a variety of short courses, including health care skills, computer and technology, cooking, high school equivalency test preparation and film crew skills.

In addition, the South Campus will offer customized business training.

Read more on Meridian Tech’s website.


Tech center employee named to achievers list

Gordon Cooper Technology Center employee Cama Watts has been named to The Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40 list for 2022.

Watts is the small business and entrepreneurship coordinator at the technology center. She will be among the 45 honorees included in a special magazine published by The Journal Record on May 13.

Read more about the list on The Journal Record’s website.


CareerTech Champion: Ashley Enyart - Southern Technology Center

When Ashley Enyart was learning chemistry at Plainview High School, it’s unlikely she thought she would actually use it after graduation. More than a decade later, Enyart uses chemistry every day in her career.

She’s not a scientist, or at least not in the traditional sense. The manager of Exclusive Hair Salon and Spa in Ardmore uses chemistry to make people feel good about themselves.

“I specialize in hair color, hair extensions, eyelash extensions and makeup,” she said. “I also custom dye wigs.”

Enyart was an athlete in her early high school years, but when she was sidelined by a track and field injury, she needed to find a new passion. By her own admission, she wasn’t college material.

She had always loved expressing herself through hair and makeup artistry, so after graduation, Enyart enrolled in the cosmetology program at Southern Technology Center. It was a perfect fit.

“In high school … I was always the last one to get ready for winter formals and prom,” she said, ‘’because I was busy doing everyone’s hair and makeup.”

It’s her first time to manage a salon, but before coming to Exclusive in 2019, Enyart worked for more than a decade in two other salons.

“Being able to change someone’s whole look and make them feel beautiful is important to me,” she said.

In addition to getting a beauty makeover, visitors to Enyart’s salon can also purchase eyelashes and lip gloss from her own line of beauty products.

“It’s been amazing to see people wearing my products,” she said. “I plan to do an eye shadow palette next.”

Eventually Enyart plans to offer a full line of makeup under the Ashley Enyart Designs brand.

“I’m busier than I every thought I would be,” she said. “It’s never a boring job for me.”


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