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Director's Weekly Memo 2017-2-13

Biosciences and Medicine Academy partners with OU Medical System; Congratulations to all DECA students at the Career Development Conference; February is National CTE Month; CareerTech events; and useful links.

Biosciences and Medicine Academy partners with OU Medical System

A student in the Francis Tuttle Biosciences and Medicine Academy looks through a microscope.Senior students in the Francis Tuttle Technology Center Biosciences and Medicine Academy are being given an experience unlike any other in the nation.

Through a partnership with OU Medical System, students have the chance to scrub in and watch live surgeries as well as shadow hospital staff, including surgeons, radiologists, nurses and administrators.

The partnership focuses on providing rigorous academic preparation, hands-on learning opportunities, leadership and exceptional experiences. The goal of the partnership is to help students have an understanding of the professions they hope to pursue and to provide invaluable knowledge for senior BSMA students.

Francis Tuttle Tech BSMA and OU Medical System
Francis Tuttle Tech Biosciences and Medicine Academy has partnered with OU Medical System to give students hands-on learning experiences.



Congratulations to all DECA students at the Career Development Conference

DECA logo.Thirty DECA members were recognized on stage by CareerTech State Director Marcie Mack at the 74th annual Career Development Conference in Tulsa.

Oklahoma DECA members.The students had earned industry certification offered through a partnership between Oklahoma DECA and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. DECA members who earn the highest scores on the hospitality and tourism cluster exam are awarded the Certified Guest Service Professional designation.

Oklahoma DECA students also competed in individual and team events at the conference. High schools with at least one first place honor are Ada, Bixby, Duncan, Edmond Memorial, Edmond North, Edmond Santa Fe, Indiahoma, Jenks, Latta, Noble, Norman, Norman North, Ponca City, Putnam City and Yukon. Technology centers with at least one first place honor are Francis Tuttle, Tri County and Tulsa.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in schools around the globe. DECA creates life changing opportunities, offers real-life challenges and scenarios, broadens horizons and offers a path to success, opportunities and greatness.
DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.

DECA's activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. DECA Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with more than 200,000 members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico.


February is National CTE Month

CTE Month: Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!Check out CTE Works! published by the Association for Career and Technical Education.

Also check out CareerTech’s social media pages for 28 Days of CareerTech. Follow us on Facebook at OKCareerTech, on Twitter at @okcareertech and on Instagram at oklahomacareertech. Watch for the hashtags #CTEMonth and #OkCareerTech for more about the CareerTech System and what tech centers are doing for CTE Month.


CareerTech Events

TechCAP VII, Feb. 16

Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Institute, Feb. 16

CareerTech Board Meeting, Feb. 16

Oklahoma Nontraditional Student Institute, Feb. 17

TechCAP VIII, Feb. 23


Useful links

Oklahoma Horizon Schedule

Follow us on Twitter at @okcareertech and find us on Facebook at OKCareerTech and on Instagram at oklahomacareertech.

For news about Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, subscribe to CareerTech communications.

State Agency Assistance at a Glance

National Center for Research in Career and Technical Education

Adult Basic Education Foundations newsletters

Oklahoma Works

OK Career Guide

CareerTech Curriculum

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