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CareerTech Champions

Each year, thousands of Oklahomans reap the benefits provided by Career and Technology Education. Read highlights about individuals who applied what they learned and became successful employees, entrepreneurs and leaders in business organizations.
Leslie Cain - Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, Fort Cobb

Leslie Cain - Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, Fort Cobb

Escaping an abusive marriage, Leslie Cain earns credentials for multiple career paths at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center.

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Whitney Clarkson - Canadian Valley Technology Center

Whitney Clarkson - Canadian Valley Technology Center

Inspired to achieve at Canadian Valley Technology Center Whitney Clarkson earns multiple degrees and career choices.

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Wade Frank Harting - Skills Centers

Wade Frank Harting - Skills Centers

Skills Center graduate Wade Frank Harting earns licenses in HVAC and electricity while incarcerated and lands 'dream job' upon release.

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Colte Julian - FFA

Colte Julian - FFA

Following a family tradition of joining FFA, Colte Julian started his career in music by singing with the FFA chorus.

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Gin Pak - Moore Norman Technology Center

Gin Pak - Moore Norman Technology Center

Gin Pak applies the discipline and commitment required to obtain a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do to biotechnology classes and preparing for medical school.

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Kelly Murray - Wes Watkins Technology Center

Kelly Murray - Wes Watkins Technology Center

Sibling rivalry and curiosity led Kelly Murray into a male-dominated work zone.

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Sheila Ray - Wes Watkins Technology Center

Sheila Ray - Wes Watkins Technology Center

Overcoming gender differences, Sheila Ray excels in the HVAC program while earning credentials for a high-wage job.

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Doug Volkman - Canadian Valley Technology Center

Doug Volkman - Canadian Valley Technology Center

Unemployed and homeless, Doug Volkman found direction and skills to earn a paycheck at Canadian Valley.

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Osceola "Data" Condulle - Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Osceola "Data" Condulle - Gordon Cooper Technology Center

“Data” Condulle’s last-minute decision transformed a shy student into a STEM rock star.

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Tue Dinh - Metro Technology Centers

Tue Dinh - Metro Technology Centers

Tue Dinh combines natural math ability with passion for design at Metro Tech, gaining skills for TuDi Production success.

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Marty Kilgore  - Indian Capitol Technology Center

Marty Kilgore - Indian Capitol Technology Center

Marty Kilgore’s farming background provides a cool twist at the Blue Bell Creamery in Wagoner County.

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David Kelly - Francis Tuttle Technology Center

David Kelly - Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Once unsure of future goals, David Kelly found passion for the health industry through membership in HOSA.

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Case IH Agriculture - Great Plains Technology Center

Case IH Agriculture - Great Plains Technology Center

Case IH Agriculture invests in safety training.

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Joel Guthridge, Ph.D. - Great Plains Technology Center

Joel Guthridge, Ph.D. - Great Plains Technology Center

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Principal Investigator Dr. Joel Guthridge mentors and provides leadership at Great Plains Technology Center.

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Unity Health Center - Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Unity Health Center - Gordon Cooper Technology Center

A healthy partnership supplies Unity Health Center with well-trained health professionals.

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Wilco Machine and Fabrication, Inc. - Red River Technology Center

Wilco Machine and Fabrication, Inc. - Red River Technology Center

Managers at Wilco Machine and Fabrication, Inc. fine tune leadership skills.

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Heather Eccard - Meridian and Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Centers

Heather Eccard - Meridian and Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Centers

Heather Eccard emerges from life-changing events to change her career path and now helps change the lives of others at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

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Travis Brorsen  - FFA - and Presley

Travis Brorsen - FFA - and Presley

Travis Brorsen uses valuable lessons learned in FFA enabling him to be in the right place at the right time.

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Cushing Fire Department - Central Technology Center

Cushing Fire Department - Central Technology Center

Partnering for EMT Paramedic expands Cushing Fire Department services.

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Laynie Boddy

Laynie Boddy

Laynie Boddy maximizes college credit while still in high school.

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