Breaking Traditions Award
Career and technology education is economic development, and the key to economic development is the development of people. Proper career planning at an early age - without the influence of gender stereotyping is essential for the potential growth of individuals. Likewise, individual career planning is necessary for our state's economic growth.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education spotlights students and staff who have chosen specific career and technology programs because of their interests and abilities and who have not let their gender influence their decisions to prepare for nontraditional careers. Student organizations members and educational districts are encouraged to participate in this endeavor. Awardees selected will be recognized during the spring student organization state conventions and professional conferences.
the procedure below for nominating an
outstanding nontraditional student or staff member
1. Student organizations
chapter members/advisors and educational districts staff select a
nontraditional student or staff who serves as an outstanding role model.
Utilizing the definition of nontraditional training and employment means
occupations or fields of work, including careers in computer science,
technology, and other emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals
from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in
each occupation or field. The staff member nominated contributes to furthering
nontraditional student enrollments or recognition and support of nontraditional
students or programs.
2. Submit an article about the student or staff to your local newspaper. Suggestions for the article's contents include:
· The student's reasons for enrolling in the program that is nontraditional for their gender.
· The student's accomplishments in the student organization.
· Other activities in which the student or staff member is involved.
· The student or staff member's goals and aspirations
· The student or staff member's views on gender stereotyping.
· The article should focus on the student or staff and not on the class, instructor, school, or program.
3. Include a color photograph of the student or staff nominee actively involved in his/her career program. The photo must be clear and in focus. We need an original color 5 x 7 glossy print with high contrast. Please have the nominee dressed in appropriate, professional attire including any safety glasses (if needed or appropriate). Pose the nominee in a realistic setting in their specialty area and remove all distracting background items and have clean surroundings. Remember; do not send photographs that have been printed in other publications, i.e. newspaper/magazine. If you need to send a photograph that varies from those specified, please contact the person listed below. If you send a digital photo, the resolution of your camera must be 2.5 mega pixels or higher. Make sure the camera is set to the highest resolution before taking pictures.
Please submit all documents and photographs to Awards Chairperson, Ronda Weaver of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, P.O. Box 190, Fort Cobb, OK, 73038, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 405.643.3250 if you have any questions.
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