Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP)
The Technology Center Administrator Program provides opportunities to individuals in the CareerTech System to establish, continue or advance their technology center administrative careers and increase their knowledge of the CareerTech System.
Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, including how technology centers help prepare Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life. Participants also network with administrators and other content experts from across the state, gain hands-on experiences in the different functions of the technology centers and visit technology centers around the state. All projects and agenda items incorporate a superintendent’s or a campus director’s point of view.
Participants selected must:
1. be employed by a technology center or the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech.
2. be a current or potential technology center or skills center administrator.
3. be able to attend all sessions.
Sponsoring school/agency will be responsible for:
- reimbursement to the participant for travel/per diem/lodging expenses; and
- $900 registration fee for each participant (instructions on how to submit payment will be sent to selected participants)
The next Technology Center Administrator Program will run during the 2016-2017 school year. Check back for application opening announcement in the summer of 2016.
Dates and Locations for 2014-2015 TechCAP VII
Those interested in applying for TechCAP should review this list of dates to ensure full participation in the program is possible.
Session 1: October 9-10, Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Reno & 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, Franklin Road Campus
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
Most meetings will begin by 9 a.m. on the first day and conclude by 4 p.m. on the second day. In addition, the first day will usually include an evening assignment and/or activity that is a required integral part of the program. Therefore, unless a participate lives close to the meeting site, overnight lodging will likely be needed. Designated lodging information will be given to all participants.
In addition, participants are asked to attend one State Board of CareerTech Education Meeting. Due to limited space, participants will be asked to sign-up for their choice of which to attend. Please check your availability in advance so you can indicate your preference during the first TechCAP session.
Thursday, August 21, 2014, Oliver Hodge Building, Room 1-20, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, September 18, 2014, Department of CareerTech, Tuttle Seminar Center, Stillwater, OK
Thursday, October 16, 2014, Oliver Hodge Building, Room 1-20, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, November 13, 2014, Oliver Hodge Building, Room 1-20, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, December 11, 2014, Oliver Hodge Building, Room 1-20, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, January 22, 2015, Oliver Hodge Building, Room 1-20, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, February 19, 2015, Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton, Oklahoma
Thursday, March 26, 2015, Oliver Hodge Building, Room 1-20, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, April 16, 2015, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Thursday, May 21, 2015, Oliver Hodge Building
LaMecia Stidham, Leadership & Professional Development Coordinator