Director's Memo 2022-4-4
High Plains Tech makes wind training list
High Plains Technology Center is the fourth leading Global Wind Organisation training provider in the world, and the top training provider in the Americas, according to GWO’s annual report.
The technology center completed a total of 9,281 training records in 2021, according to GWO numbers.
Read more on GWO’s year in review webpage.
Greater OKC Chamber Forum to focus on CareerTech partnership
Representatives of three technology centers and individuals from business and industry will discuss a partnership of CareerTech technology centers during the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Forum in April.
A panel discussing Onward OKC will feature Gayla Lutts, superintendent and CEO of Canadian Valley Tech; Rick Mendenhall, chief operations officer at Mid-Del Tech; Brian Ruttman, superintendent and CEO of Moore Norman Tech; Jeff Seymour, executive vice president of economic development at Greater OKC Chamber; and Tanner Smith, training specialist at ATC Drivetrain.
Onward OKC is designed to streamline access to training for business owners, human resource managers and job seekers.
Read more about the forum in the chamber’s newsletter.
Tri County Tech launches aerospace program
In conjunction with Oklahoma CareerTech’s Clear for Takeoff aerospace campaign, Tri County Technology Center has announced a new aerospace program.
The drones and aviation program, for high school juniors and seniors, will launch in August. It will allow students to explore the aerospace industry and gain hands-on experience in drone applications such as photography, videography, 3D modeling and thermal imaging.
Read more about the program on Tri County’s website and more about Clear for Takeoff on Oklahoma CareerTech’s website.
Video series visits Kiamichi Tech
Episode 4 of Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell’s “A Look at Oklahoma CareerTech” series focuses on industrial technology at Kiamichi Technology Centers.
Pinnell talks to a student in the industrial technology program about the faculty and the facilities at Kiamichi Tech.
Film institute to premier at Meridian’s South Campus
The First Capital Film Crew Institute will premier at Meridian Technology Center’s new South Campus in Guthrie.
It will initially offer courses on grip and rigging, set construction, assistant directing, hair styling and becoming a makeup artist. Other courses may be added. Courses are expected to range from two weeks to two months in length.
Read more on Meridian’s website.
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