Director's Memo 2022-3-28
CareerTech, Express partner on work-based learning
Oklahoma CareerTech is partnering with Express Employment Professionals and the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development to create more work-based learning opportunities for students.
Long established within the CareerTech System, the program offers students chances to learn technical skills and life skills in classes and then it teaches students how to apply them in the workplace through mentoring, job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeship opportunities.
“We’re extremely proud of our partnership with CareerTech,” said Bob Funk Sr., president and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals – Oklahoma. “Work-based learning is a great fit for Express and for Oklahoma because it prepares our next generation of employees for the workplace, where there are more jobs than there are workers right now. We could not be more excited about our involvement in this program.”
Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.
Virtual OEIP focuses on STEM industry
The Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships event this month will focus on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The virtual event will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 29. CareerTech will bring in guest industry speakers from the STEM field to discuss career options.
Pontotoc Tech hires superintendent
The Pontotoc Technology Center Board of Education voted March 10 to hire Travis Graham as the district’s new superintendent beginning July 1.
Graham, who graduated from Asher High School, earned an associate degree in business from Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas; a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha and a master’s degree in educational administration from East Central University in Ada.
He has served as a school administrator in Holdenville and Ada City Schools and has been serving as a dual superintendent for Moss and Calvin schools.
Read more on the PTC website.
Tulsa Tech partners with Port of Catoosa
Tulsa Tech and the Tulsa Port of Catoosa will offer manufacturing and trades industry training this summer.
Port-Ability will be June 6-23 at Tulsa Tech - Lemley Campus. It will focus on skills needed for careers in manufacturing and trades industries. Students will be able to earn certifications in OSHA 10 and CPR/first aid.
The curriculum will include safety and quality; manufacturing processes; production and maintenance awareness; basic shop math; basic blueprint reading; and use of hand and power tools.
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