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Director's Memo 2023-6-12

Monday, June 12, 2023

CTSO state officers attend CareerTech University

Sixty Oklahoma CareerTech student organization state officers recently attended CareerTech University 2023 at Sequoyah State Park.

The students, representing all seven CTSOs, received training in public speaking, brand representation, communication, social media, chapter visits and many other topics, along with advice on how to plan their programs of work. They also were able to network with officers from other CTSOs and learn more about how they are connected through Oklahoma CareerTech.

Learn more about Oklahoma’s CTSOs on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Tulsa Tech helps equip teachers for aircraft maintenance programs

High school teachers recently attended sessions at Tulsa Technology Center to learn more about aviation maintenance so they can teach it to their students.

The teachers were learning how to implement programs to teach the next generation of aircraft mechanics because of a nationwide shortage of mechanics, according to a story on News on 6 in Tulsa.

Read more and see the video on the News on 6 website.


Western, Kiamichi tech centers partner on paramedic program

A partnership between Western Technology Center and Kiamichi Technology Centers is helping western Oklahoma have more paramedics.

Six students will graduate in July and plan to stay in the area, WTC Business and Industry Services Director Danny Britton told KECO Radio 96.5FM. Three more are on track to graduate in 2024.

Read more on the KECO website.


SkillsUSA names Gordon Cooper Tech a Model of Excellence

Gordon Cooper Technology Center is one of 23 SkillsUSA schools named as a Model of Excellence for 2023.

Models of Excellence is the highest honor that SkillsUSA bestows on its chapters. It honors chapters who have excelled in integrating personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities.

Read more about the honor on the SkillsUSA website.


Los Angeles helicopter mechanics train at Francis Tuttle

Two Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter mechanics recently took a two-week composite materials repair class at Francis Tuttle Technology Center.

The class, taught in the tech center’s Composites Center of Excellence, taught the two mechanics advanced techniques with the most up-to-date tools and machines, according to an article in The Journal Record. The center holds regular classes and customized workforce training for the aviation and drone industries.

Read more on The Journal Record website.


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Mistakes are the best teachers. One does not learn from success. It is desirable to learn vicariously from other people’s failures, but it gets much more firmly seared in when they are your own. - Mohnish Pabrai
Last Modified on Jun 12, 2023
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