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Director's Memo 2023-6-19

Monday, June 19, 2023

CareerTech awards $4.76 million in lottery grants, scholarships

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education has awarded more than $4.76 million in lottery funds.

CareerTech awarded 26 grants worth a total of $2,119,494 to 22 technology centers for the 2023-24 school year and 162 grants worth a total of $2,209,569 in grants to K-12 school districts for the 2023-24 school year, along with 408 scholarships worth a total of $437,081.99 for the 2022-23 school year.

“These funds from the Oklahoma Lottery will benefit instructors and students throughout the CareerTech System and help us fulfill our mission to give students the skills they need to enter the workforce and make informed career choices,” said CareerTech State Director Brent Haken. “Through the competitive grant process, there is a direct investment in classroom and training experiences, including new equipment, technology and enhanced instructional resources. We must train students on relevant equipment that will be used in Oklahoma businesses so that Oklahomans are workforce ready.”

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


CareerTech program giving Oklahoma inmates a chance to rebuild their lives

News 9 in Oklahoma City talked with an student in CareerTech’s Skills Center at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center to learn more about how Oklahoma CareerTech is helping inmates turn their lives around.

The student earned an HVAC technician license.

The Skills Centers School System offers inmate training at 17 sites around Oklahoma in a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

See the video on the News 9 website and learn more about Skills Centers on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


ODCTE employees receive awards

Oklahoma CareerTech employees received Pinnacle Awards for exceptional work during the agency’s spring staff meeting recently.

Find out more about the employees who received awards and their work on the Oklahoma CareerTech website.


Rattan voters approve annexation

Voters in the Rattan Public School District in Pushmataha County voted last week to approve annexation into the Kiamichi Technology Centers district.

The part of the Rattan district in Choctaw County was already part of Kiamichi Tech, but the part in Pushmataha County was not. Kiamichi can now provide career training to all secondary students and adults in the Rattan district without an out-of-district fee.

The CareerTech board will finalize the annexation after the county election board has certified the election results.


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Last Modified on Jun 19, 2023
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