Manufacturing courses nationally recognized; respiratory care program receives grant; STEM continues to accelerate in CareerTech; CareerTech board sponsors input sessions; Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event scheduled; useful links; and my schedule for the week.
First new counselor workshop held; Project Lead the Way conference planned; CareerTech safety conference held; SkillsUSA and the forensics and security program; communications and marketing orientation set for Tuesday; OSU presents 2015 Economic Outlook Conference; useful links and my schedule for the week.
2014 United Way campaign to begin; BMITE partners with MBA Research; Oklahoma's first student-led farmer's market opens; CareerTech board will meet in Stillwater; STEM Summit set for October; useful links; and my schedule for the week.
Basic facts about Oklahoma health care workers; parliamentary procedure video now available; National Technical Honor Society state conference set for November; study guides now available; Oklahoma family and consumer sciences students make strides; OBAN business procurement conference truly pays off; useful links and my schedule for the week.
Various schools recognized at SREB; Oklahoma Teachers Retirement executive director named; Sharing of Best Practices Conference planned; administrator and mentor training set for Sept. 15; tech center helps immigrant help others; and my schedule for the week.
CareerTech testing center expands partnership; CareerTech: shaping the blueprint for securing the nation’s critical Infrastructure; OSU agricultural education professor uses CIMC book; education and industry panel talks about continuous improvement efforts; new teacher workshops registration now open; agency procedures recognized by state; useful links; and my schedule for the week.
Oklahoma Horizon's 500th episode aired; career development pilot project launched; STEM grants available; mobile app available for tech centers, agency; STEM student success; hiring event planned at Fort Sill for Oklahoma military members; useful links; and my schedule for the week.
Special thank you to Express Employment Professionals; 35 individuals receive top awards, 16 schools receive Gold Star awards; the difference YOU make; great Summer Conference; Continuous School Improvement workshop; CtYou.org is now live; useful links; and my schedule for the week.
Procrastination will be your downfall; rethinking why we educate; the renaissance continues -- will Oklahoma participate? final Monday Memo; Oklahoma HOSA is on the move; and my schedule for the week.
Board selects Marcie Mack as interim director; Oklahoma SkillsUSA is strong national competitor; video describes the workforce issues of today and tomorrow – CareerTech is key; creativity resource available; special education training offered; natural gas assessment support offered; Agency staff to serve on Baldrige Board of Examiners; and my schedule for the week.
Oklahoma students earn national recognition; STEM division adds PLTW computer science pathway; Project Lead the Way training underway; OSU-CareerTech Digital Forum a great success; Family calls – Aug. 15 set as final day; and my schedule for the week.
Status of vacant positions within the agency; forum to focus on digital education options; FCCLA chapters excel; a new concept in postsecondary pricing; Oklahoma CareerTech Summer Conference registration now open; Continuous School Improvement Workshop registration now open; PLAN and EXPLORE changes; and my schedule for the week.
Legislature provides no new funding; academic work will continue; agency staff meeting June 2; PLAN and EXPLORE changes; get a bachelor's degree for $10,000; Oklahoma CareerTech Summer Conference registration now open; Continuous School Improvement Workshop registration now open; and my schedule for the week.
Transition begins on LMS at the agency; Career development pilot opportunity available; CareerTech garners AP information; The positive impact of studying to be a Baldrige examiner; Educators meet to learn about PLA; CareerTech for Vets will host conference to help educators help veterans; National Technical Honor Society Students receive Poteat Scholarship; Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation Scramble Golf Tournament set; and my schedule for the week.
Getting excited about “bad news” is the first step; Dawn Lindsley earns Baldrige Examiner status; disconnect between education and the workplace; certification offered to CT professionals; and my schedule for the week.
New state CareerTech board member appointed; Can we be exceptional?; Health students hold state leadership conference; FCCLA leadership development planned and moving; Oklahoma competes in First Robotics World Championship; CareerTech public relations leaders earn accolades; Computers provided through state/foundation partnership; CareerTech annexations continue; CareerTech graduate from Bartlesville earns national spotlight; and my schedule for the week.
The excellence journey; PIIT Crew assists System in continuous improvement; FCCLA Convention a success; alternative fuels assessments set with OMES; Skills Centers continue to advance digital instruction and student service; veteran returns to nursing school – CareerTech AND higher ed make a difference; Prior Learning Assessment Conference; education and training for tomorrow’s jobs; and my schedule for the week.
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.
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.
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.
Reminder to follow on Twitter; can we consider ourselves successful when our students fail?; Smartest Kids in the World – Ripley; competency-based programming possible with Pell Grant provisions; Senate confirms my appointment as secretary of education and workforce development; National FFA Week celebrated; mathematics and CareerTech – Success is enhanced; Oklahoma Energy; and my schedule for the week.
Reminder to follow on Twitter; agency reorganization moving forward; updates from new divisions: Partnerships, Workforce Recovery and Customized Services; Career Preparation; Curriculum, Assessment and Digital Delivery; Career Development, Readiness and Academics; Finance; Innovation, Research and Quality; and Communications and Marketing Division. Also, how technology centers can assist high schools with their A-F report card grades; course change in education; education in Oklahoma; State Chamber of Commerce focuses on education; CareerTech CFO honored; CareerTech Education Month; and my schedule for the week.
Oklahoma Business Roundtable event a huge success; press conference held in support of the CareerTech legislative agenda; exit interview results; movie magic; Tulsa Tech Center posts national officer win; when college becomes a goal instead of a way to economic prosperity; digital taskforce continues its study; special education materials being prepared; agency staff reach tenure milestones; reminder to follow on Twitter; and my schedule for the week.
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.
Day of Caring team works at youth shelter; soft skills curriculum available; CareerTech promotions highlight manufacturing; CareerTech promotions highlight manufacturing; ‘Horizon’ examines Oklahoma’s manufacturing sector; first health boot camp; and my schedule for the week.
Central Tech Industrial and Safety Training Center opens; economic development summit to be held in Oklahoma City; CIMC hard at work with creativity; National Manufacturing Day is Oct. 3; applications being accepted for state director; culinary arts students showcase skills; helpful links; and my schedule for the week.
Skills Center instructors tour Zebco; eighteen attend orientation; students showcased in photography; Oklahoma FFA chapters and food banks partner to feed hungry people; biomedical program will be recognized at the PLTW STEM Summit; STEM student showcase during the governor’s STEM Summit; BMITE instructors earn industry credentials; Health workshop sold out; useful links and my schedule for the week.