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CareerTech Skills Centers

The CareerTech Skills Centers School System is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Skills Centers specialize in the delivery of career and technology education to inmates under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and juveniles under the supervision of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. The Skills Centers division is also responsible for the state's secondary dropout recovery initiatives.


CTSC is securing Oklahoma's future by developing a world-class workforce.


CTSC prepares Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life.


The CareerTech Skills Center school system is a multi-campus entity that is operated by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in Stillwater, Oklahoma. CTSC was originally established in 1971 at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen, Oklahoma, in LeFlore County that specializes in providing career and technology training to inmates currently under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC). In 1996, CTSC entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs to provide training to juvenile offenders.

CTSC campuses encompass the entire state of Oklahoma, and serve an average of 2,071 students annually with full-time programs and short-term training at 13 sites housed within DOC facilities. CTSC provides oversight for the state's secondary Dropout Recovery programs.

CTSC is a unique educational establishment known for delivering quality training. The CareerTech division promotes and enhances Oklahoma’s workforce, as well as consistently providing a return on investment for Oklahoma taxpayers. Serving incarcerated inmates in Oklahoma for 50 years, CTSC has evolved from a division with only a few occupational training programs to a large school system with a multitude of programs and services for both adult and juvenile offenders.

Contact Us

State Administration
Vacant, Skills Centers Superintendent

Renae Burke, Skills Centers Superintendent's Senior Secretary

Vacant, Special Projects Manager

Ralph Perdue, Instructional Development Manager / Webtech

Donna Taffs, Certified Buyer/Business Manager


Regional Directors
Josh Steele, Lexington, Taft-JDCC, Taft-EWCC, Mabel Bassett, DOC Operation

Kent Roof, Enid, Ft. Supply, Granite, Mabel Bassett, Sayre, Western Oklahoma Student Coordination, Youth Programs

Jeremie Moore, McLeod, Hamilton, Jackie Brannon, Industry Engagement


Student Services Personnel
Vacant, Employment/Transition Coordinator

Paul Mode, Student Services

Barrett Richardson, Employment Coordinator

Gary Flynn, Employment/Transition Coordinator

Brandy Burns, Employment/Transition Coordinator/Webtech

Vernon Thompson, Student Coordinator

Vacant, Employment/Transition Coordinator

Lisa Zientek, Assessment Specialist


Last Modified on May 05, 2022