Skip to main content

Director's Memo 2024-7-1

Monday, July 01, 2024

Skills Centers testimonial: Jozie Baugh

Jozie Baugh says she struggled with anxiety in large groups of people and lacked marketable job skills.

But her decision to enroll in a CareerTech Skills Center program means she’ll leave prison with social skills, numerous certifications and a renewed sense of purpose.

Hear more on Oklahoma CareerTech’s YouTube channel.


Meridian Tech’s collison repair program gets national attention

Autobody News recently featured Meridian Technology Center’s collision repair program in its national news site.

The story focuses on efforts to revitalize the program with the support of the community. Discussions with high schools, educators and industry experts helped pave the way for an apprenticeship model, according to the article.

The program, which struggled after COVID-19, is now at capacity, and Meridian is looking at expanding.

Read more about the program on the Autobody News website.


Tulsa Tech associate superintendent named to Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame

Robert Franklin, Tulsa Technology Center associate superintendent for student affairs, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame in November.

Franklin is one of three in this year’s class of inductees.

He joined Tulsa Tech in 2010, coming from Sand Springs Public Schools, where he worked for 29 years.

Read more on the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame website.


Lawton hospital, Great Plains Tech work together on simulation center

Comanche County Memorial Hospital recently unveiled its new Simulation Center of Southwest Oklahoma funded by a grant awarded to CCMH and Great Plains Technology Center.

Students and professionals can practice what they are learning in simulated situations without using real patients, Great Plains PM Coordinator Karen Shirey explained to KSWO-TV.

Learn more on the KSWO-TV website.


Useful links

Follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @okcareertech and find us on Facebook at OklahomaCareerTech and on Instagram at oklahomacareertech. Find our podcast at and watch our news show and other videos on our YouTube channel.

For news about Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, subscribe to CareerTech communications.

State Agency Assistance at a Glance

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

OK Career Guide

OK Career Guide Training Opportunities

CareerTech Curriculum


Life is about timing. -- Carl Lewis
Last Modified on Jul 01, 2024
Back to Top