25 Graduate From CareerTech Administrator Program
June 9, 2015
Twenty-five people in the Oklahoma CareerTech System recently graduated from the Technology Center Administrator Program.
TechCAP gives individuals in the CareerTech System the chance to establish or advance their technology center administrative careers. Participants are current or potential technology center or skills centers administrators.
Oklahoma CareerTech began TechCAP in 2003. Since then, 181 people have completed the program. Eleven have become technology center superintendents, and another 18 have become deputy or assistant superintendents. Most of the rest are directors and assistant directors, said LaMecia Stidham, leadership and professional development coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
“We started and continue to offer TechCAP to prepare future technology center leaders,” she said.
TechCAP VII graduates were Tracy Anderson, Autry Tech; Jared Bates and Nathan Brubaker, ODCTE; Delina Bible, Green Country Tech; Denton Blevins and Jessica Bullock, Francis Tuttle Tech; Shane Bruce, Central Tech; Sarah Carper and Mary Craft, Metro Tech; Leslie Clark and Rod Simmons, Tulsa Tech; Audie Corning, Western Tech; Jenny Cypert, Pontotoc Tech; Shelley Ebert, Scott Garrett and Kelly Grego, Kiamichi Tech; Neisha Haskins, Gordon Cooper Tech; Randy Henderson, Mid-America Tech; Paul Hocutt, Northeast Tech; Karla James, Indian Capital Tech; Joe Meziere, Canadian Valley Tech; John Noel, Great Plains Tech; Jennie Nunn, Caddo Kiowa Tech; Wendy Perry, Moore Norman Tech; and Linda Thompson, Meridian Tech.
During the year-long program, they visited technology centers across the state, learned more about the CareerTech System, networked with other administrators and gained hands-on experience in the different functions of technology centers. Topics included human resources, finance, workforce development, at-risk populations, media relations, crisis management, partnerships and state and national issues.
For more information about Oklahoma CareerTech, visit www.okcareertech.org. For more information about TechCAP, visit www.okcareertech.org/educators/professional-development/technology-center-administrator-program-techcap.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 391 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.
The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.
Laura Wilson, Writer/Editor