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Director's Weekly Memo 2017-11-13

Tri County Technology Center receives high honors

Tri County Technology Center received two 2017 Baldrige best practice awards.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Baldrige Award winners Thursday. Tri County Tech received best practice awards in Leadership and Workforce. Congratulations to the staff, board members and community of Tri County Technology Center for achieving this exceptional honor and your true dedication to providing the best educational experiences possible for your students.

Announcement

 

Adult education and literacy grant proposals application period opens

Proposals are being accepted for adult education and literacy grant proposals.

The proposals for funding are for adult basic education providers for the state of Oklahoma. The deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2018, for the grant period beginning July 1, 2018, with awards for program years 2018-22.

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CareerTech surpasses its United Way goal

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education employees raised $18,391 for the United Way of Payne County during the agency’s two-week campaign.

United Way of Payne county supports 22 helping agencies in Payne County. It is celebrating its 65th year of helping the community.

 

 

ODCTE employee wins Workforce Champion award

Jared Bates, ODCTE federal programs manager and state adult basic education director, received the 2017 System Champion award at the Oklahoma Works Alumni Celebration this week.

Bates was honored for his work in the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. His work has include regranting the state for adult basic education services, leading the system oversight subcommittee and interpreting WIOA law and final regulations to provide guidance to local workforce development boards.

 

Oklahoma HOSA officers attend training

On the back row are, from left, Cierra Varnum, treasurer; Christian Coleman, president; Gabriel Rasha, chaplain; Anesha Mason, vice president; and Mackenzie Duncan, secretary. On the front row are, from left, Lillian Fuller, historian; Isabella Murray, reporter; Ashley Gardner, social chairperson; Margo Mironava, parliamentarian; and Amie McGinnis, service chairperson.

Oklahoma HOSA 2017-18 officers recently attended leadership training at Oklahoma CareerTech in Stillwater. On the back row are, from left, Cierra Varnum, treasurer; Christian Coleman, president; Gabriel Rasha, chaplain; Anesha Mason, vice president; and Mackenzie Duncan, secretary. On the front row are, from left, Lillian Fuller, historian; Isabella Murray, reporter; Ashley Gardner, social chairperson; Margo Mironava, parliamentarian; and Amie McGinnis, service chairperson.

 

CareerTech events

Teacher Institute 2016-2017 Cohort, Nov. 17

CyberPatriot Training, Nov. 18

ICAP CareerTech Student Services Staff Workshop, Nov. 28

CyberPatriot Training, Dec. 2

Teacher Institute 2016-2017 Cohort, Dec. 7

 

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