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 $750 registration fee for each participant (this fee will offset the cost of materials, group meal functions, special events, and incidentals through the course of the program); and
- reimbursement to the participant for travel/per diem/lodging expenses.
Applications for the 2012-13 class have closed.
Dates and Locations
Session 1: September 13-14, Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Rockwell Campus
Topics: System History and Vision, Team Building, and Strategic Planning
Session 2: October 10-12, Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City
Topics: National Council of Local Administrators (NCLA) Best Practices Conference
Session 3: November 15-16, Central Technology Center - Drumright Campus and Tulsa Technology Center - Broken Arrow Campus
Topics: Tech Center Finance, Facilities and Technology Management
Session 4: December 13-14, Lexington Skills Center and Metro Technology Center - Springlake Campus
Topics: Skills Centers, Adult and Youth Offenders, Innovative Programs
Session 5: January 10-11, Moore Norman Technology Center - Franklin Road Campus
Topics: Building Relationships and Partnerships
Session 6: February 28-March 1, Great Plains Technology Center and Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
Topics: Economic Development
Session 7: April 24-25, Oklahoma State Capitol and Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center
Topics: Legislative/Policy, Media Relations and Crisis Management
Session 8: May 9-10, Meridian Technology Center
Topics: Personnel, Legal Issues, and Human Resources
Most meetings will begin by 9 a.m. on the first day and conclude by 4 p.m. on the last day. In addition, the first day will usually include an evening activity that is a required integral part of the program.
Please note that the October 10-12 session is in conjunction with the NCLA Best Practices Conference. TechCAP participants will need to register for the NCLA conference separately or with their school. NCLA registration fee is expected to be $375.
Direct any questions you may have about TechCAP to LaMecia Stidham at 405.743.5115.