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Director's Memo 2022-9-6

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Tulsa Tech students help law enforcement

Tulsa Technology Center students recently helped out the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office by modifying a tool for first responders.

The sheriff’s office approached Tulsa Tech about modifying a pick ax into a blunt tool to break down doors or walls. Students in the welding program made two of the tools and plan to make two more.

They have previously worked with the fire department.

Read more about the project on KRMG’s website.


Video highlights mechanical careers

Oklahoma CareerTech and the Construction Industries Board partnered to ask workers, students and industry leaders about mechanical careers.

In a video produced by CareerTech, they talk about requirements and the best path to this sustainable career with great wages and limitless demand.

You can watch this video -- and other CareerTech videos -- on the Oklahoma CareerTech website or on the CareerTech YouTube channel.


Kiamichi, Central tech centers partner on CDL classes

Kiamichi Technology Centers - Poteau Campus is partnering with Central Technology Center to offer a commercial driver’s license course.

This is the first time Kiamichi Tech - Poteau has offered the four-week course, which includes classroom instruction and driving exercises.

Read more about the partnership on the KFSM Channel 5 website.


Column touts tech center health education programs

Oklahoma health care employers looking for trained professionals to fill positions can find them in technology center programs like the flex health program at Canadian Valley Technology Center, writes Angie Lewis, CV Tech director of business and industry services, in a column in The Journal Record.

CV Tech’s program, like those in the other tech centers in the Oklahoma CareerTech System, offers students education leading to certification and offers employers skilled workers.

Read more on The Journal Record website and find a tech center in your area on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


National group lauds Oklahoma meat processing training program

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture included Oklahoma as an example of an innovative solution to the labor shortage problem in the meat processing industry.

“During the pandemic, The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma CareerTech partnered to establish a meat processing training program in response to the ever-growing need for workforce development in the meat processing industry,” NASDA wrote.

Read more on the NASDA website, and find out more about Oklahoma’s meat processing workforce education program on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


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Last Modified on Sep 06, 2022
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