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Employers Need Skilled Workers

Employers Need Skilled Workers

Oklahoma’s business sector is strong, but worker credentials are not, which has created a skills gap for employers trying to fill jobs.

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Nicole Biddinger  - Tri County Technology Center

Nicole Biddinger - Tri County Technology Center

CareerTech launches Nicole Biddinger into the study of health and disease research.

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Monday Memo 2014-01-13

Monday Memo 2014-01-13

Leadership class begins; ag ed task force says “no” to tech center agricultural education/FFA programs; 2014 National Technology Centers That Work Leaders’ Forum; Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center’s automotive program crowned; FIRST® Robotics 2014 Oklahoma Kickoff; The governor, Bob Funk and others weigh in on workforce preparation; and my schedule for the week.

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CareerTech Spirit Exemplified . . . Again

CareerTech Spirit Exemplified . . . Again

"Over the years the Tasting Party has morphed into a fundraiser for needy families as well as a delicious holiday treat, and this year we re-defined success for that party!"

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Robert Sommers - Teaching Today's Learners

Oklahoma’s secretary of education and workforce development believes creativity is important in the classroom.

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Monday Memo 2013-12-09

Monday Memo 2013-12-09

Save the date; Oklahoma team visits digitally -based programs; ACTE a big success; making college and career ready actually mean it; Cooperative Alliance Program getting back on track; Pell Grants based on competence, not hours, getting closer; community tours continue in January; CareerTech visits college of architecture; National Technical Honor Society members meet; U.S. college graduates lag international comparisons; Harvard representative visits Oklahoma; economists predict rebound in Oklahoma job growth in 2014; reminder to follow on twitter; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2013-11-25

Monday Memo 2013-11-25

Happy Thanksgiving!; Can You Measure The American Dream?; Creativity Forum highlights CareerTech; Boggs recognized by his national peers; performance-based funding details being developed; Northeast Technology Center students set record AND prove CareerTech; fire certifications established; National Technical Honor Society members meet; Baldrige and schools, a way to advance education; the question of class size; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2013-11-18

Monday Memo 2013-11-18

Board approves organizational structure; business plan calls for support of system success and enhancements; work begins on refinement of performance-based funding system; special thanks to Marcie Mack and the data team; Project Lead the Way Counselor Conference; Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference; new tech center annexations move forward; United Way campaign sets agency record; digital delivery news; Paraprofessional Guide underway; and my schedule for the week

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Metro Tech Students Speak Out on Creativity

After working with Artist Douglas Elder to build a five-story bridge of string for the 2013 Creativity Forum Nov. 19, Metro Technology Center students were asked "What is creativity? Why did you volunteer to participate in a project like this? What lessons did you learn?"

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Metro Technology Centers and Creative Oklahoma take artistic partnership to new heights

Metro Technology Centers and Creative Oklahoma take artistic partnership to new heights

The project is a five-story art installation for the State of Creativity Forum taking place Nov. 19 at the Civic Center Music Hall. Metro Tech students from four career areas worked across disciplines to design the art and capture the process.

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