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Director's Memo 2024-4-15

Monday, April 15, 2024

Churning out leaders: FCCLA alum teaches Better Butter workshop at state conference

Family and consumer sciences students and advisers from across Oklahoma gathered in Tulsa April 11 for the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Convention.

Students learned about leadership, service and more in workshops, including one called “Better Butter,” led by former state and national officer Zeb Kelly and featured in a new Oklahoma CareerTech video.

Armed with Mason jars and heavy cream, students acquired an easy, tasty and fun skill.

FCCLA is one of seven co-curricular CareerTech student organizations.



Northwest Tech offers hybrid certified nurse aide course

Northwest Technology Center has launched a hybrid certified nurse aide-long term care program, the first of its kind in Oklahoma.

The program is designed to allow students to earn certification while also taking care of other responsibilities, like child care.

The program will prepare students for careers as certified nurse aides specializing in long-term care and includes 24 hours of in-person skills training, 16 hours of hands-on clinical experience and at least 35 hours of online instruction.

Read more about the new program on NWTC’s Facebook page.


Caddo Kiowa inaugural lineman class graduates

Members of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s inaugural lineman training program received course completion certificates last week.

Enrollment is now open for a new class in the lineman training program.

See photos of the graduates and learn more on CKTC’s Facebook page.


Tri County Tech student wins Aspirations in Computing award

Tri County Technology Center student Yasmina Bruton recently received the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Bruton is one of 400 award recipients from across the United States and U.S. territories. She is a pre-engineering student and a member of Tri County Tech’s FIRST Robotics Team 2165.

Read more on Tri County Tech’s website.




CareerTech printing services creates wall panels for museum

The Oklahoma CareerTech Printing, Distribution and Client Services Division recently created and installed wall wraps for the Stillwater History Museum.

The 45-inch panels, printed in full color on vinyl on an oversized printer and installed with a half-inch overlap, showcase the history of Indian Territory and Stillwater.

Visitors to the Stillwater History Museum can see the installations when the museum reopens to the public on April 16 with its newest exhibit, “Becoming Stillwater.” The museum will host a Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.

For information about CareerTech Printing, Distribution and Client Services or estimates, email or call 405-743-5532.


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Last Modified on Apr 15, 2024
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