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Director's Memo 2023-9-18

Monday, September 18, 2023

Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame nominations open

The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation is looking for the next class of inductees to join the 86 people already in the Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame honors Oklahomans for exemplary achievement, leadership and service in career and technology education, said Gina Hubbard, Oklahoma CareerTech director of statewide outreach.

“The individuals in the Hall of Fame reflect the strong foundation on which our system was built and those who continued to provide outstanding leadership to fulfill our mission to prepare Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life,” she said.

Members of the Hall of Fame include former directors Francis Tuttle, J.B. Perky, Roy Peters Jr., Ann Benson and Phil Berkenbile; Arch Alexander, former deputy director; former governors Dewey Bartlett, George Nigh and Henry Bellmon; and many CareerTech teachers, technology center superintendents and CareerTech supporters.

Read more on the Oklahoma CareerTech website and learn more about the Hall of Fame on the CareerTech Foundation webpage.


CareerTech Testing Center Q&A session planned

The CareerTech Testing Center will hold a question and answer session on Zoom at 10 a.m. Sept. 25.

CTTC representatives will answer questions about liaisons, rosters, testing, digital badging and more.

CTTC has provided standards and assessments for career and technology education programs since 1985 and works with many state agencies -- along with instructors, industry representatives and credentialing entities -- to develop and deliver examinations required for certifications and licensures.

Zoom session


Metro Tech Cafe reopens

Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City recently held a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Metro Cafe in the District Center at the tech center’s Springlake Campus.

The cafe gives Metro Tech culinary arts students a place to receive industry-standard training and practice their skills. It closed in 2020 and remained closed for renovations at the District Center.

Metro Cafe opened earlier this month to serve breakfast and lunch to community members and cater events at the District Center.

Read more on the Metro Tech website.


Meridian Tech adds underground utility locator program

Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater has partnered with USIC to launch an underground utility locator program.

The class is designed to teach students all the skills they need for a career in locating underground utility lines to prevent safety hazards and damage during excavation. Students who are at least 18 years old are eligible for part-time jobs at USIC during their second semesters of the program.

Read more on Meridian Tech’s website.


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State Agency Assistance at a Glance

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

OK Career Guide

OK Career Guide Training Opportunities

CareerTech Curriculum


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Last Modified on Sep 18, 2023
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