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Director's Memo 2022-8-8

Monday, August 08, 2022

Nearly 4,000 educators gather for professional development and motivation

During uncertain times, educators need to accept and embrace change, according to Mark Mayfield, a speaker at the 55th annual CareerTech conference in Tulsa. Mayfield’s presentation offered teachers tools to boost their innovation skills and help them thrive during times of change.

Oklahoma CareerTech’s interim director, Lee Denney, said nearly 4,000 educators gathered at the Cox Business Convention Center for Oklahoma Summit, a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. It provides professional development opportunities for CareerTech educators, administrators, school board members, support staff members and business partners.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Online platform will connect CareerTech students, employers

A new Oklahoma CareerTech program will connect students and employers interested in work-based learning.

Get Skilled Now, scheduled to go live in August, will be a free, online platform that will allow CareerTech students and employers to find each other for work-based learning opportunities. The platform will allow both students and employers to search specific criteria to find the best fit.

Students will be able to search for WBL experiences that offer real-world immersive workplace exposure and skill development. A mobile app will let them search from anywhere. They will be able to search for job shadowing opportunities, internships, apprenticeships, clinical placements and full-time jobs.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Mid-Del Tech welcomes assistant superintendent

Becki Foster has joined Mid-Del Technology Center as assistant superintendent.

Foster has more than 22 years of experience in career and technology education. She spent the last 14 at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, most recently as chief of staff.

Read more on Mid-Del’s Facebook page.


Metro Tech partners on camp for elementary, middle school students

Metro Technology Centers’ Community Outreach and Wellness Department has partnered with the Men Designed 4 Greatness Youth Project Camp to provide a day camp for local elementary and middle school students.

The camp features math, reading and writing activities and aims to help the students learn to discover the purpose for their lives. It is held at Metro Tech’s Springlake campus.

Read more about the camp and its inspiration on The Oklahoman’s website.


Video series visits Gordon Cooper Tech

Episode eight of Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell’s “A Look at Oklahoma CareerTech” focuses on criminal justice and emergency services at Gordon Cooper Technology Center.

The episode features Cameron Cooper, a graduate of the program, who talks about how Gordon Cooper Tech helped him jump-start his dream career while he was still in high school.



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Last Modified on Aug 08, 2022
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