Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP)
The Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP) is an intensive technology center administrator preparation program for individuals currently working in the technology center system who aspire to establish, continue, or advance their technology center administrator career and increase their knowledge of the CareerTech system. All projects and agenda items incorporate a superintendent's or campus director's point of view.
TechCAP is considered a capstone experience. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Oklahoma's Technology Center System including how the technology centers uniquely contribute to preparing Oklahoman's to succeed in the workplace, in education, and in life. Additional benefits include networking with administrators and other content experts across the state, hands on experiences in the different functions of our technology centers and opportunities to view other technology centers around the state.
The program is not required for everyone who qualifies for a technology center administrator credential. However, TechCAP is required for those individuals who were approved for a five-year technology center administrator's provisional credential.
Although prior participation in the CareerTech Perspectives program is preferred, it is not a prerequisite for participation in the Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP).
Participants selected must:
- be employed by a technology center, or the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech.
- be a current or potential technology center or skills center administrator.
- hold a technology center administrator credential or have a current plan of study for completing the technology center administrator credential.
- be able to attend all sessions.
The sponsoring school/agency will be responsible for:
- a registration fee of $800 for each participant.
- reimbursement to the participant for travel/per diem/lodging expenses.
We will release the application for the 2014-2015 TechCAP mid summer.
Dates and Locations
Session 1: January 9-10, Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Rockwell Campus
Topics: System History and Vision, Team Building, Facilities and Technology Management
Session 2: February 20-21, Moore Norman Technology and Lexington Skills Center
Topics: Skills Centers and Strategic Planning
Session 3: March 10-11, Autry Technology Center
Topics: Tech Center Finance and Economic/Workforce Development
Session 4: April 15, Metro Career Academy* and Metro Technology Center
Topic: Drop-out Recovery and Technology Superintendent’s Meeting
Session 5: April 22-23, Canadian Valley Technology Center and State Capitol
Topics: Media Relations, Crisis Management, and Legislative/Policy
Session 6: May 8-9, Gordon Cooper Technology Center
Topics: Human Resources, Legal Issues and Certification
Session 7: June 4-6, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater
Topics: Building Relationships, Partnerships, and Continuous Improvement that support the System Business Plan
Most meetings will begin by 9 a.m.on the first day and conclude by 4 p.m. on the last day. In addition, the first day will usually include an evening activity that is a required integral part of the program.
In addition, participants are asked to attend one State Board of CareerTech Education Meeting. The meetings will be held in the Oliver Hodge building in Oklahoma City unless otherwise announced. Due to limited space, participants will be asked to sign-up for their choice of which to attend. Please check your availability in advance so you can indicate your preference during the first TechCAP session.
LaMecia Stidham, Leadership & Professional Development Manager