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Director's Memo 2022-5-31

Friday, May 27, 2022

Aerospace externship applications open

The application period for the OEIP Aerospace Externship for Educators is open until June 10.

The externship is sponsored by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. It will give educators exposure to aerospace work environments and allow them to build personal relationships with employers.

The externship is open to Oklahoma educators. Applications are due June 10, and externships must be completed by Aug. 15. Participants must attend one OEIP aerospace event on June 14 at Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City or on June 16 at Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee.

Participants will spend 30 hours with an approved aerospace company and can earn up to $700.



Indian Capital Tech breaks ground on new campus

Indian Capital Technology Center broke ground in May on a new campus in Wagoner County.

The campus is near the Wagoner-Coweta exit of the Muskogee Turnpike and will meet the needs of the areas around Coweta, Wagoner, Porter and Haskell, according to an article in the Wagoner County American-Tribune.

The campus will have programs in health careers certification, practical nursing, automotive service technology, cosmetology, welding and plumbing.

Read more on the Wagoner County American-Tribune website.


ONR features Tri County drone program

The Oklahoma News Report recently aired a story on Tri County Technology Center’s new drone program.

Tri County’s program will be the eighth CareerTech program of its kind in Oklahoma.

See more on ONR’s YouTube channel.


Video series visits Caddo Kiowa Tech

Episode 6 of Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell’s “A Look at Oklahoma CareerTech” series focuses on practical nursing and visits Caddo Kiowa Technology Center.

Caddo Kiowa practical nursing student Nola Rodriquez talks about the technology center’s support system that has helped her to further her education while working and raising her seven children.



CV Tech uses QR codes to connect students with mental health help

Canadian Valley Technology Center increased student use of mental health services by implementing a QR code system to connect students with the services.

Students can scan the code, answer a few questions and get connected with a counselor. After the system began, counselors received seven to eight times more inquiries than normal, said Jamie Jones, lead mental health counselor.

Read more about the system on the Business Wire website.


Francis Tuttle students work on Warthog for museum

Machining and welding students at Francis Tuttle Technology Center recently helped prepare an A-10 Thunderbolt II, also known as a Warthog, for display at the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford.

The plane’s twin engines needed a counterbalance normally provided by a 30mm Gatling gun, or it would tip over. A Tinker Air Force Base representative called Francis Tuttle Tech for assistance.

Machining students built the parts for the catalyst, and welding students put them all together.

Read more on the Edmond Life and Leisure website.


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Last Modified on May 27, 2022
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