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Director's Memo 2022-6-27

Monday, June 27, 2022

CareerTech deputy state director on 2022 Oklahoma Film Industry Power List

Oklahoma CareerTech Deputy State Director Cori Gray is one of 27 people included in The Journal Record’s 2022 Oklahoma Film Industry Power List.

The list profiles people who hold a variety of roles in and related to film production in Oklahoma.

Gray oversees CareerTech’s occupational programs, which include film. CareerTech is partnering with the Film Education Institute of Oklahoma to help meet training and employment demands of the state’s film industry. The goal, she said, is to offer classes across Oklahoma.

Read more in the 2022 Oklahoma Film Industry Power List.


CareerTech board members sworn in

Two Oklahoma CareerTech board members, Peter Dillingham of Enid and Shaelynn Haning of Tulsa, were sworn in to serve six-year terms at the board's June meeting.

Dillingham initially served a partial term filling a vacated seat. He is an owner, manager and chairman of the board of No Man’s Land Foods LLC and NML Holdings LLC. No Man’s Land employs 200 associates and operates three manufacturing facilities in Oklahoma. Dillingham is also president of A&P Holdings LLC.

Haning, a new board member, is the founder of the largest alterations and tailoring service in Oklahoma, Tallgrass Tailor. As board chair for the Oklahoma-based nonprofit Rising Village and RiSE: Refugee Sewing Enterprise, she creates sewing skills-based employment training programs and joint ESL and financial education programs for refugees and those immigrating from many other countries.

Read more about the State Board of Career and Technology Education on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


MATC lineworker technology program receives donation

Center Phase Energy and Imperium Utility Services donated $100,000 for scholarships and a 2005 International bucket truck to Mid-America Technology Center’s lineworker technology program.

The program trains high-voltage lineworkers with hands-on instruction in indoor and outdoor labs.

For more information about the donation and the program, visit the MATC website.


Metro Tech, deadCenter Film Festival host film camp

Fifty Oklahoma high school students got the chance to learn more about the film industry and make a short film during deadCenter University.

Metro Technology Centers has teamed with deadCenter Film Festival for eight years to host the filmmaking workshop. This year’s camp was held at Green Pastures Film Studio in Spencer and Castle Row Studios in Del City; more than 20 film industry professionals participated.

Read more about the film camp and Metro Tech’s visual arts program on the Metro Tech website.


Francis Tuttle students earn Boeing internships

Three Francis Tuttle Technology Center graduates and four rising seniors are spending the summer working at internships with Boeing.

The seven were students in Francis Tuttle’s Engineering Academy and obtained their internships after two asked about opportunities during an aerospace engineering fair earlier this year.

Interning at Boeing are Samuel Doerflinger and Christian Limas, who plan to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall; Yushra Guffer, who plans to attend Princeton University this fall; and Drew McNair, Ibrahim Taha, Collin King and Logan Wilson.

Read more on Francis Tuttle’s website.


Lieutenant governor calls CareerTech ‘a big part’ of Oklahoma’s future

In a visit to Kiamichi Technology Centers, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell praised Oklahoma CareerTech and said it is “a big part” of making sure the state’s labor force grows.

Pinnell was visiting KTC’s McAlester Campus, where he talked with Raymond Wilson, campus director.

Topics included economic development, nursing and other health care programs and aerospace.

Read more about Pinnell’s visit on the McAlester News-Capital website.


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