Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP)
The Technology Center Administrator Program provides opportunities to individuals in the CareerTech System to establish, continue or advance their technology center administrative careers and increase their knowledge of the CareerTech System.
Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, including how technology centers help prepare Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life. Participants also network with administrators and other content experts from across the state, gain hands-on experiences in the different functions of the technology centers and visit technology centers around the state. All projects and agenda items incorporate a superintendent’s or a campus director’s point of view.
Participants selected must:
1. be employed by a technology center or the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech.
2. be a current or potential technology center or skills center administrator.
3. be able to attend all sessions.
Session 1: September 15-16, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwell Campus
Topics: System History and Vision, and Team Building
Session 2: October 20-21, Western Technology Center, Burns Flat Campus
Topics: Serving At-Risk Populations, Certification, and Building Relationships
Session 3: November 17-18, Kiamichi Technology Center, Poteau Campus
Topics: Human Resources and Legal Issues
Session 4: December 8-9, Northeast Technology Center, Afton Campus
Topic: Facility and Technology Management
Session 5: January 26-27, Moore Norman Technology Center, Franklin Road Campus
Topics: Relationships, Comprehensive Schools, and Strategic Planning
Session 6: February 16-17, Autry Technology Center
Topics: Tech Center Finance and Economic/Workforce Development
Session 7: April 11-12, Canadian Valley Technology Center, El Reno Campus and State Capitol
Topics: Media Relations, Crisis Management, and Legislative/Policy
Session 8: May 11-12, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater
Topics: Leadership, Partnerships, and Continuous School Improvement
Makeup if needed for inclement weather: March 23-24
In addition, participants are asked to attend one State Board of CareerTech Education meeting. Due to limited space, participants will be asked to sign-up for their choice of which to attend during the first TechCAP session.
Sponsoring school/agency will be responsible for:
- reimbursement to the participant for travel/per diem/lodging expenses; and
- $950 registration fee for each participant (instructions on how to submit payment will be sent to selected participants)
LaMecia Stidham, Leadership & Professional Development Coordinator