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October 2013 Email

Archived copy of Kelly's October 2013 Email
Attention OkACTE Guidance Members!!
Jan Bennett Bell, from Oklahoma (counselor at Tulsa Tech) and Steve Beutler from North Dakota will be the two candidates running for the national ACTE Guidance and Career Development Vice President Elect.  Look for their information later this fall on the ACTE website and Techniques magazine.  Voting will be electronic and open on Friday, December 6 and end on January 4.  Please mark your calendar for the election and be sure to vote!


OKCRC Conference, November 5, Moore Norman, S. Penn Campus
8:30 am – 3:10 pm
Thirty sessions are planned to give you a wide variety of choices to learn more about the WorkKeys Assessemnts, Oklahoma Career Readiness Certificate, the RegiSTAR system, CR101/Keytrain, business and industry, Workkeys as EOI, etc.  Plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to sign in, pick up conference packet, purchase your lunch and network.  The conference will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with breakout sessions.  The At-a-Glance contains a legend key (a bit of locating information) indicating the track for each session.  The electronic OKCRC Conference brochure.  Please forward to the partner agency contacts that you think would be interested in attending.  A business and industry track has been added throughout the conference—so please forward to your contacts who work with business and industry as well.

Register for the OKCRC Conference on November 5 at

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact:
Susan Kuzmic, OKCRC State Coordinator
Department of CareerTech

Office:  405-717-4923

Mobile:  405-312-0887

GuidanceFest Completed!
Another successful year of GuidanceFest has been concluded.  We traveled to five locations in the state and reached over 250 counselors.  A BIG thank you to our hosts and to all of you who worked diligently to see that your partner counselors attended.  You will find the powerpoint presentation and the updated Apps for Counselors handout at:


New Email Address
ODCTE is transitioning to a new email system.  Our new email for ODCTE staff will be firstname.lastname@careertech.ok.gov Therefore, my new email will be kelly.arrington@careertech.ok.gov We can still receive emails from our old address for a time but all of ODCTE will be changing to this new format.


Career Poster and Poetry Contest
November is National Career Development Month.  In honor of that month, the OkACTE Guidance Division and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education are sponsoring the 2013 annual state Career Poster and Poetry Contest. This year's theme is "Charting the Course." Kindergarten through adult students can enter the contest so we encourage you to get information to your partner schools as well.  (Also think about sharing this information with your graphic arts instructors and teachers in your partner schools such as English and Art.)  School winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) are sent to the state for judging.  Winning school entries are sent to ODCTE, Attention-Kelly Arrington and are due on
December 5, 2013. State winners are sent on to the national competition sponsored by the National Career Development Association.  For  applications, email me at kelly.arrington@careertech.ok.gov


Kelly Arrington, Guidance Coordinator
Oklahoma Department of Careertech
1500 West 7th Avenue
Stillwater, OK  74074
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