America Works a success; what is the role of leadership?; prohibition of agricultural education and the FFA in tech centers; Commerce determines the top 100 occupations driving Oklahoma prosperity; OBAN a major support for small Oklahoma businesses; college credit for CareerTech students; agency staff gaining Baldrige knowledge; and my schedule for the week.
Moore Norman Technology Center’s Digital Video Production and Graphic Design classes will host the 6th annual Red Carpet Film Festival at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Sooner Theatre in Norman. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance due to limited seating. Tickets may be purchased by cash or check at MNTC’s Franklin Road Campus inside the IT Building, or by calling 364-5763, ext. 4120 for more information.
Rebuilding Canadian Valley Tech Center in El Reno, which was mostly destroyed in the 2013 deadly storms, will be a win-win for the campus and community.
Interested in making a living? Try CareerTech; the importance of grit in teachers; Arizona considering performance-based funding; STEM Day at the Capitol; FIRST Robotics Game - Aerial Assist; STEM students compete in TSA state conference; opponents to Common Core also have concerns about workforce development; Baldrige conference will be key to our transition efforts; moving Oklahoma from Programs of Study to rigorous Programs of Study; and my schedule for the week.
Common Core is an academic foundation to improve student achievement -- preparing students for college and a global workforce.
Four-time felon Katherine Burch find success outside prison walls.
World’s Best Bricklayer Leif Reints.
Former inmate gives training – and hope – to female offenders.
Graphic artist James Harber finds a passion that fuels a booming business.
Organizational progress; job performance documents will move to results and teamwork; CareerTech receives Regents award; how to get a job at Google; academics within CareerTech; picking up the pieces; and my schedule for the week.
Attorney general provides opinion regarding Tech Center annexation rules; dual enrollment with CTE focus seen as strategy for college completion and workforce investment; this week on Oklahoma Horizon; Nicole Biddinger - Tri County Technology Center; President’s budget falls short on building investment in CTE; Ohio delegation visits Oklahoma - opportunities exist for collaboration; CareerTech STEM program adds another success story; the WWTC PLTW Biomedical Science Academy is in its first year; and my schedule for the week.
Workforce Oklahoma Partner Conference May 7-9, 2014. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Oklahoma City. Click on the graphic to register.
The enemy is out there!; Noble Foundation a unique Oklahoma treasure; Tuttle nominated for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame; cooperative alliance efforts continue; Jordan Danser - Canadian Valley Technology Center; NTHS members convene at state Capitol; Ohio comes to Oklahoma; Indian Capital Tech Center hosts Certified Program Planner training; and my schedule for the week.
The "new" Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education; industry credentials held by ¼ of all adults - earnings substantial; why it’s critical we have high expectations for our students; smart versus hard work – it makes a difference; CareerTech renaissance continued; Charles Machine Works - Meridian Technology Center; career readiness helps advance student creativity; individuals get recognition from State Chamber survey results; and my schedule for the week.