Vic Woods - Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
Kathy Quinn-Teague, OSRHE; Marcie Mack, ODCTE; Rep. David L. Perryman, D-Chickasha; Vic Woods, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center; Ed Lake, DHS; Marva White, OkCTEEC.
April 16, 2015
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Assistant Superintendent Vic Woods recently received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Oklahoma Career and Technical Educators Equity Council.
Woods was one of 19 people honored at the 21st annual Making It Work Day April 15 at the state Capitol. Making It Work Day recognizes individuals who are committed to removing barriers to success for single-parent families by providing educational experiences for students beyond the classroom. The ceremony also recognized nontraditional students. Recipients of the Outstanding Leadership Award are administrators of and Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education technology center or a community college.
Woods began his career in the Oklahoma CareerTech System in 2007 teaching construction technology. Since he began his career at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, he has support the ADVANCE Work Prep Program, said Ronda Weaver, Caddo Kiowa counselor and TANF coordinator, who nominated him for the award.
“Throughout his career, Mr. Woods has exercised tremendous leadership skills in his attempt to provide career transition with relevant academic, technical and employability skills that are immediately applicable to higher education and the workforce, ensuring proper development of not only the student but also instructors, business partners and the community,” Weaver said.
OkCTEEC is affiliated with the administrative division of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. The council advocates for students pursuing nontraditional careers and for resources for educating single parents.
“The mission of OkCTEEC is to serve as a unifying council for all personnel serving displaced homemakers, single parents, teen parents, single pregnant teens and women, nontraditional students and at-risk females,” said Lou Ann Hargrave, Work Prep and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. She serves as an adviser for OkCTEEC, along with Sandy Elledge of the Department of Human Services and Kathy Quinn-Teague of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
“Our work-prep programs offer students the education and technical training they need to rise above challenges resulting from poverty,” said Marva White, OkCTEEC president and TOP program coordinator at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. “Our programs provide the support they need to overcome barriers to their success and find viable employment. These positive outcomes would certainly not be possible without the myriad supportive services from our business and community partners. They generously provide opportunities and resources and encouragement to assure student success.
Laura Wilson, Writer/Editor