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Director's Memo 2023-1-23

Monday, January 23, 2023

Lee Denney appointed interim chief of staff of Oklahoma CareerTech

The Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education on Thursday approved the appointment of Lee Denney as the interim chief of staff of Oklahoma CareerTech.

Denney served as the Oklahoma CareerTech interim state director from February 2022 until January 2023, when Brent Haken took the reins as state director. She will serve as interim chief of staff until someone is hired to fill that position, which has been vacant since July.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


First electrical lineman class graduates from Kiamichi Tech

Nine students graduated in December in Kiamichi Technology Centers’ first electrical lineman training program class.

The 21-week program includes certifications in CPR, pole top rescue, heavy equipment operation, OSHA 10 and customer service. Students can also earn commercial driver’s licenses.

Read more on KTC’s website.


Chisholm Trail Tech students get work-based learning opportunity

Chisholm Trail Technology Center kicked off its work-based learning program with a partnership with Cimarron Nursing Center.

The partnership will provide students with real-life work experience, said Superintendent Kurt Thomas.

Read more on the Kingfisher Times and Free Press website.


Metro Tech program offers employability skills training

Multiple classes have graduated from Metro Technology Centers’ Employability and Safety Skills Academy in its first few months.

The academy includes manufacturing courses and safety training courses for health care, construction, agriculture, automotive, law enforcement, culinary, cosmetology and veterinary services industries. Employability course topics include interview skills, time management, cybersecurity, human resource management and financial management.

To reach more people who might be interested in the classes, Metro Tech is partnering with community organizations including TEEM, Urban League, The Homeless Alliance, Oklahoma City’s Black Chamber of Commerce and Work Ready Oklahoma.

Read more about the academy on The Journal Record website.


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