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Kelly's January 2015 Email Archive

Kelly's January 2015 Email Archive

Student Services Contacts-Happy New Year!

 Counselors Only Conference

The Counselors Only Conference will be March 10, 2015.  It will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond in the Nigh University Center.  Registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00.  The conference will feature concurrent sessions and end with a key note speaker.  The workshop will be from 9:00 – 2:45 with lunch on your own.  The tentative agenda and other information will come at a later date.  Online registration is open!  Register now


Oklahoma Association of Minorities in Career And Technology Education (OAMCTE) Essay Contest 2014-2015 

Every year, OAMCTE sponsors an essay contest for minority students. Students must meet all three of the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled and attending a Career and Technology Education class or program.
  2. A high school junior or senior.
  3. A member of a minority race.

The essay theme is “Why I Chose Career and Technology Education as Part of My Career Pathway.”

The postmarked deadline to submit essay is Friday, March 6, 2015.  No emailed essays will be accepted. Monetary prizes are awarded to 1st through 3rd place.  Download the application here. The application is attached.  If you have questions, please contact:  Carolyn Leach at (918) 746-8533;


Manufacturing Fun Fact

The $2.1 trillion of U.S. manufacturing value added in 2013 was a new high — in real terms. Indeed, if U.S. manufacturing were its own country, it would be the world’s 10th largest economy, just after Russia and before India.

Source: Dept of Commerce newsletter-Manzella Report: Is the Revival of U.S. Manufacturing Real?


Scholarship Opportunity for You!

These scholarship dollars are provided by the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund.  The spring scholarship is open until January 30.  The purpose of the funds is to help students/staff obtain their teaching and administrator credentials and help CareerTech staff members earn continuing education hours.   Applications must fit into these three categories:

-CTE Teacher Certification/Credential

-Technology Center Administrator Credential

-Job Related Continuing Education

For more details and to apply, go to:


Hold the Date!

2015 Partners Conference For Oklahoma Families

March 24 - 25, 2015

Embassy Suites, 2501 Conference Drive, Norman, Oklahoma

Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar!

Registration information coming in January.  Conference information available online at:


CTEEC Conference

The National CTEEC conference will be held on September 24th and 25th,  2015 in Tulsa, OK at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel and Casino!  Check out our website to join CTEEC, and like us on facebook to get conference information as it is announced!  Typical topics include:


      Cultural Competency                                      Legislative/Policy Updates

      STEM Pathways                                                Non-Traditional Pathways

      Displaced Homemakers                                 Single Parents                                                                

      Accommodations for Special Populations    Civil Rights Laws and Practices

      Best Practices in Student Engagement        Equity                                                 Like CTEEC on Facebook!

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Kelly Arrington, Career and Academic Connections Manager

Oklahoma Department of CareerTech

1500 West 7th Avenue

Stillwater, OK  74074-4364


FAX: 405.743.6809


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