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Director's Memo 2023-4-17

Monday, April 17, 2023

OEIP summer event registration open

Registration is open for Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships summer events:

  • May 22, Health, Canadian Valley Tech Cowan Campus, Yukon
  • May 23, Aerospace - UAS Drone, OSU Excelsior Lab, Stillwater
  • June 1, Construction, Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
  • June 7-8, Manufacturing, MidAmerica Industrial Park, The Bunker, Pryor

OEIP is also planning a session on safety and industrial maintenace at Metro Tech’s South Bryant Campus in May.

For more information and registration, visit the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


CareerTech Conversations talks about licensed trades

Oklahoma CareerTech Conversations sat down with Trade and Industrial Education Program Manager John Day to talk about the state’s skills gap.

Day discussed how Oklahoma CareerTech is helping fill the skills gap in many licensed trades.

See the video on the Oklahoma CareerTech YouTube channel and learn more about trade and industrial education on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


CareerTech podcast talks to state director

With the state legislature and budget negotiations in full swing, the beginning of the year is always a busy time for CareerTech. This time, however, those challenges are being met with a new person at the helm: Brent Haken.

In a conversation recorded in February, Oklahoma CareerTech Conversations gets to know CareerTech’s new state director. He talks about his experiences as an instructor and administrator that led him to this new position and his long-term goals for advancing career and technology education in Oklahoma.

The podcast is available on the CareerTech Conversations website and your favorite podcasting app.

Keep up with CareerTech Conversations on Twitter and Facebook.


Autry Tech celebrates Strate Center’s 15th anniversary

Autry Technology Center will celebrate 15 years of operation of the Strate Center in May.

The celebration, planned for May 8-12, will include free classes, free coworking and a tour of the facility. Classes and workshops topics will include starting a business, creating a business plan, registering a business and applying for incubator admission.

The Strate Center for Business Development is designed to provide entrepeneurs with business support services and resources. For more information about the celebration, visit the Autry Tech website.


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Last Modified on Apr 17, 2023
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