Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP)
The Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP) is an intensive technology center administrator preparation program for individuals currently working in the technology center system who aspire to establish, continue, or advance their technology center administrator career and increase their knowledge of the CareerTech system. All projects and agenda items incorporate a superintendent's or campus director's point of view.
TechCAP is considered a capstone experience. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Oklahoma's Technology Center System including how the technology centers uniquely contribute to preparing Oklahoman's to succeed in the workplace, in education, and in life. Additional benefits include networking with administrators and other content experts across the state, hands on experiences in the different functions of our technology centers and opportunities to view other technology centers around the state.
The program is not required for everyone who qualifies for a technology center administrator credential. However, TechCAP is required for those individuals who were approved for a five-year technology center administrator's provisional credential.
Although prior participation in the CareerTech Perspectives program is preferred, it is not a prerequisite for participation in the Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP).
Participants selected must:
- be employed by a technology center, or the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech.
- be a current or potential technology center or skills center administrator.
- hold a technology center administrator credential or have a current plan of study for completing the technology center administrator credential.
- be able to attend all sessions.
The sponsoring school/agency will be responsible for:
- a registration fee of $800 for each participant.
- reimbursement to the participant for travel/per diem/lodging expenses.
We will release the application for the 2014-2015 TechCAP in late summer.
Dates and Locations
Session 1: October 9-10, Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Rockwell Campus
Topics: System History and Vision, Team Building, System Vision and Governance
Session 2: October 30-31, Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
Topics: Human Resources and Legal Issues
Session 3: December 4-5, Autry Technology Center
Topics: Tech Center Finance and Economic/Workforce Development
Session 4: January 22-23, Pioneer Technology Center
Topics: Serving At-Risk Populations and Facilities and Technology Management
Session 5: February 19-20, Moore Norman Technology Center
Topics: Relationships - Skills Centers, Comprehensive Schools, and Strategic Planning
Session 6: April 14-15, Canadian Valley Technology Center and State Capitol
Topics: Media Relations, Crisis Management, Legislative/Policy, State and National Involvement
Session 7: May 14-15, Meridian Technology Center
Topics: Certification, Building Relationships, Partnerships, and Continuous School Improvement
Makeup if needed for inclement weather: March 26-27
All TechCAP Applicants Should Hold These Dates On Their Calendars.
LaMecia Stidham, Leadership & Professional Development Coordinator