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David Martin receives Oklahoma CareerTech’s prestigious Arch Alexander Award

Thursday, August 04, 2022

A Metro Technology Centers administrator received one of Oklahoma CareerTech’s highest honors during this year’s Oklahoma Summit. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction David Martin received the prestigious Arch Alexander award at the 55th annual CareerTech conference.

Oklahoma Summit is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. It provides professional development opportunities for CareerTech educators, administrators, school board members, support staff members and business partners.

The Arch Alexander Award was created by the University of Oklahoma Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and is one of CareerTech’s highest honors. The award is given to someone who has made significant contributions to career and technology education in Oklahoma.

According to his peers, Martin’s leadership strengths include strategic planning and data analysis. At Metro Tech, he makes data-driven decisions based on student and employer feedback. He serves on multiple boards that help establish, promote, and implement quality career training.

During the awards presentation, Martin was lauded for his ability to align instruction and programs to the mission of preparing students for successful employment in a global society. He was credited for making significant contributions to program development through his relationships with AT&T, the Community Action Agency, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and Oklahoma City Public Schools.

The award’s namesake, Arch Alexander, was a former deputy state director of CareerTech and was instrumental in designing Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.

For more information about the Oklahoma CareerTech System, visit

About Oklahoma CareerTech

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 391 PK-12 school districts, 15 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities and 32 adult basic education service providers.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.



Last Modified on Aug 05, 2022