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Director's Memo 2022-7-11

Monday, July 11, 2022

Oklahoma TSA co-hosts national conference

Oklahoma Technology Student Association, a CareerTech student organization, co-hosted the TSA National Conference in Dallas, Texas, recently.

More than 5,000 students from across the country attended the conference, for which Oklahoma TSA also provided several judges and volunteers.

“I am very appreciative of the advisers and other adults who volunteered while in Dallas. Your dedicated work and involvement made co-hosting the conference a huge success,” said Tami Redus, TSA state adviser and STEM program specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Francis Tuttle students design neck brace

Four Francis Tuttle Technology Center students have created a neck brace to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The students’ creation, the ChinUp, received a gold medal at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. It is designed to help ALS patients with drooping head syndrome and was inspired by a student’s grandfather.

The students -- Sam Doerflinger, Gavin Cox, Jared DiBarra and Christian Limas -- created the neck brace as their capstone project in Francis Tuttle’s engineering, design and development class.

Read more about the students and the ChinUp on The Journal Record website and watch a video about it on KOCO’s website.


Mid-America Tech, Norman Farm Market partner for classes

Mid-America Technology Center and the Norman Farm Market are offering online training opportunities and scholarships for small farmers.

The Neversink Farm Master Class teaches no-till, high intensity farming on a small scale, and the the Market Gardener Master Class covers small scale organic farming.

Read more about the courses and scholarships on The Norman Transcript website.


Metro Tech wins grant for community fitness program

Metro Technology Centers’ Community and Wellness Department has received a $30,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation for the Metro Tech Family Fitness Program.

The program, which will launch in August, will focus on fitness for families, starting with free group nature walks. Other programs that may be added include Zumba, jump rope, triathlons and other races and cycling, running and walking clubs.

Read more about the program on The Journal Record website.


OEIP focuses on film industry

An Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships event on July 20 will focus on the film industry.

The event will be at Metro Technology Centers STEM Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature industry leaders, hands-on activities and interactive presentations.



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