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CareerTech Skills Centers


CTSC is securing Oklahoma's future by developing a world-class workforce.


CTSC prepares Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life.


The CareerTech Skills Center school system is a multi-campus entity that is operated by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in Stillwater, Oklahoma. CTSC was originally established in 1971 at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen, Oklahoma, in LeFlore County that specializes in providing career and technology training to inmates currently under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC). In 1996, CTSC entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs to provide training to juvenile offenders.

CTSC campuses encompass the entire state of Oklahoma, and serve an average of 2,071 students annually with full-time programs and short-term training at 13 sites housed within DOC facilities. CTSC provides oversight for the state's secondary Dropout Recovery programs.

CTSC is a unique educational establishment known for delivering quality training. The CareerTech division promotes and enhances Oklahoma’s workforce, as well as consistently providing a return on investment for Oklahoma taxpayers. Serving incarcerated inmates in Oklahoma for 50 years, CTSC has evolved from a division with only a few occupational training programs to a large school system with a multitude of programs and services for both adult and juvenile offenders.

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