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Kelly's April 2016 Monthly Email

OkACTE Guidance Spring Workshop (Download Agenda)

Spring is in the air and registration is now open for the 2016 Spring Guidance Workshop.  This year’s conference will be held Friday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at Metro Technology Center, Springlake Campus, Economic Development Center, Room 123 located at 1700 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.  Registration is FREE to Primary and Secondary Members of the OkACTE Guidance Division.  We would love to have others attend and there will be a $25 dollar registration fee for those who are NOT primary or secondary OkACTE Guidance Members.  The registration link is below – it also has more information on the workshop.


Open Position is Filled!

We are very pleased to announce that Sharon Baker has started at the agency in the job of disabilities services specialist.  Briefly, Sharon has spent the last 8 years as the special education director at Okemah Public Schools and before that was the psychometrist/special education teacher at Yale and Salina.  She brings to our team a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the special education arena.  Sharon’s contact information is: and phone is 405.743.5596. 


2016-17 OCAS Subject Codes are now available on the SDE’s website. This new list includes the changes in our OCAS codes due to the instructional framework initiative.  We have reduced the number of our CTE OCAS listings in the elective area.  Check these changes out at this link:


JOB PLACEMENT WORKSHOP for Tech Center Placement Professionals

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 8:30 am – 3 pm
Place: ODCTE, Stillwater – Tuttle Seminar Center

NO REGISTRATION FEE for this professional development opportunity. A one day conference has been scheduled for technology center staff involved in teaching employability skills and/or assisting with placement of students in on-the-job learning opportunities and permanent employment following completion of their career training at Oklahoma tech centers.

We will gather in Stillwater for an opportunity to learn more about:

-Creating those very important relationships with employers
-How to assist ex-felons from small towns find employment
-Putting your best foot forward using social media
-Oklahoma’s economic development

Click Here to register ->

For more information Call Jo Kahn 405-743-5404 or Email


June Mental Health First Aid for Youth/Adult Workshops (Download Agenda)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) aims to provide knowledge and skills to potentially prevent a mental health emergency through early intervention and also how to navigate through such an emergency if one occurs. 

There will be three Mental Health First Aid Workshops for Youth/Adult in June.  Participants choose ONE workshop to attend.  (We wanted to have more than one choice available to you.)   The dates and locations are:
-June 1: Mental Health First Aid for Youth/Adult – Canadian Valley Tech Center, Yukon Campus
-June 2: Mental Health First Aid for Youth/Adult – ODCTE, Stillwater
-June 3: Mental Health First Aid for Youth/Adult – ODCTE, Stillwater

Refreshments, continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and workbook provided. Information on hotels will be sent to the participants at a later date, if needed.  There is a registration cost of $60 for materials and refreshments/meals.  (8 LPC/LMFT points for completion of the workshop)

We have four nationally certified trainers that will be delivering the training.  These trainers are:
Debra Booth, Counselor, Canadian Valley Technology Center
Polly Bredy, Counselor, Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center
Peggy Castleberry, Counselor, Canadian Valley Technology Center
Karen Koehn, Counselor, Northwest Technology Center

Registration Link:

(Please share this information with instructors you think might be interested in coming-thanks!)


October 4, 2016
–Autry Technology Center, Enid, OK

October 5, 2016
–Western Technology Center, Burns Flat Campus, OK

October 11, 2016
–Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso Campus, OK

October 12, 2016
–Pontotoc Technology Center, Ada, OK

October 18, 2016
–Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwell Campus, OKC


Kelly Arrington
Career and Academics Connections Manager
careertech | Career and Academic Connections Services
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4398


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