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Director's Weekly Memo 2017-5-8

MJ&H Fabrication in Ponca City offers Weld for Work job incentive competition; CareerTech board member confirmed; National HOSA officer receives U.S. Presidential Scholars award; CTSO members hear about ‘Embracing Diversity and Inclusion’; Congratulations to the 2017 Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame inductees; CareerTech’s CIMC releasing series on parliamentary procedure; Summer Conference registration is open; CareerTech events; and useful links.

MJ&H Fabrication in Ponca City offers Weld for Work job incentive competition

MJ&H Fabrication in Ponca City teamed up with Pioneer Technology Center to start a welding competition, Weld for Work. Pioneer Tech welding students competed in the two-day event that tested their welding abilities and fabrication skills.

The top three students were offered positions with MJ&H Fabrication. All three accepted and are moving their welding careers forward.

 

CareerTech board member confirmed

The Oklahoma Senate has confirmed the appointment of David R. Stewart, Afton, to the State Board of Career and Technology Education.

Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Stewart in 2015 to completed the unexpired term of Karl Meyers, who resigned. That term expired in April, and the governor reappointed Stewart.

Retired Maj. Gen. Lee Baxter, Lawton, also began a new term on the board. He serves on the State Board of Career and Technology Education as one of two members of the Oklahoma State Board of Education.

The two will serve six-year terms ending April 1, 2023.

 

National HOSA officer receives U.S. Presidential Scholars award

Jada Holliday
Jada Holliday
HOSA officer Jada Holliday of Broken Arrow High School was one of only three Oklahomans to receive the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars award.

Holliday was one of 161 finalists chosen from a pool of 5,300 applicants.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

Twenty of this year’s 161 finalists are involved in CareerTech education, and two are members of HOSA, the CareerTech student organization associated with health careers education. Holliday serves as HOSA’s National Region 1 vice president.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964 by order of the president to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979 the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

 

CTSO members hear about ‘Embracing Diversity and Inclusion’

Oklahoma CareerTech Equity and Diversity Specialist Quentin J. Sanders spoke Tuesday to CareerTech student organization members about “Embracing Diversity and Inclusion” at Indian Capital Technology Center’s Tahlequah campus.

Approximately 160 members of SkillsUSA, HOSA and BPA attended. Sanders discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion and provided suggestions on how students could increase their diversity and inclusion awareness.

In addition, Sanders facilitated student role-play skits to teach students how to treat others with respect and professionalism to embrace fully the concepts of diversity and inclusion.

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame inductees 

The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation has announced the names of the five people who will be inducted into the 2017 Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame in November: Belinda Cole, Fern Green-Bowling, James Strate, Tom Thomas and Joan Wellborn.

The 2017 CareerTech Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on the evening of Nov. 8 at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno campus. Check back for more details and ticket information. http://www.okcareertech.org/about/foundation/hall-of-fame

 

CareerTech’s CIMC releasing series on parliamentary procedure

Parliamentary Procedure Basics
CIMC will release a five-book series, "Parliamentary Procedure Basics."
“Parliamentary Procedure Basics,” a set of five books, will soon be available from Oklahoma CareerTech’s Curriculum and Instruction Materials Center.

The guide is intended to help students learn the basics of parliamentary procedure and outlines the fundamentals for training parliamentary procedure teams. Units in the books are “History and Development,” “Parliamentary Procedure Today,” “Meeting Conduct,” “Main Motions,” “Privileged Motions,” “Subsidiary Motions,” “Incidental Motions” and “Unclassified Motions.”

The guide includes example motions and wordings to help students correctly use terms during business meetings.

The set of five books will be $47 and will be available soon at http://store.okcimc.com/agricultural-education/parliamentary-procedure-basics-set-of-5-books.html.

 

Summer Conference registration is open

Registration for the 50th annual Oklahoma CareerTech Summer conference is open at http://www.okcareertech.org/summer-conference/registration.

The conference will be Aug. 1-2 at the Oklahoma City Cox Convention Center. For more information, visit http://www.okcareertech.org/summer-conference.

 

CareerTech events

TechCAP VIII, May 11

Carl Perkins Basic Grant Application Training, Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus, May 18

CareerTech Board Meeting, May 18

FACS May Professional Development, May 23

Carl Perkins Basic Grant Application Training, Kiamichi Technology Center, Atoka Campus, May 23

 

Useful links

Oklahoma Horizon Schedule

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State Agency Assistance at a Glance

National Center for Research in Career and Technical Education

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Oklahoma Works

OK Career Guide

CareerTech Curriculum

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