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Director's Weekly Memo 2018-2-12

CareerTech Champion: Hailee Lindo – Canadian Valley Technology Center

Hailee Lindo works in a carpentry shop.THEN: A 16-year-old Piedmont High School student whose father was a framing carpenter. Hailee Lindo said she had been on a lot of building sites with her father. She knew she was interested in houses, but not in building them. Hailee says she wants to be an interior designer, and she enrolled in CV Tech’s construction trades program as a way to get a head start on her career. At CV Tech, Hailee:

  • Is SkillsUSA vice president of the morning chapter.
  • Qualified for the regional SkillsUSA contest in cabinet making.
  • Was named student of the quarter for construction trades.
  • Serves as CV Tech’s student ambassador.

NOW: Hailee doesn’t seem to mind being in a mostly male classroom, but she wishes carpentry wasn’t a male-dominated field. She hopes that in the future there are more female framers in the carpentry industry. In the meantime, she’s learning to read blueprints and getting familiar with building codes and inspection regulations. She’ll take this knowledge with her when she goes to college, where she plans to major in interior design.


CTE Month: Celebrate today, own tomorrow!

Celebrate 28 Days of Oklahoma CareerTech

The Oklahoma CareerTech System has five delivery arms: technology centers, K-12 schools, adult basic education, Skills Centers and business and industry services.

There are 29 tech center districts, 391 K-12 school districts with CareerTech courses, 31 adult basic education providers and 16 Skills Centers in Oklahoma correctional facilities. CareerTech business and industry services helped 7,824 companies in fiscal year 2017.

Oklahoma CareerTech graduates add more than $3.5 billion to the state’s economy annually.

For more of 28 days of Oklahoma CareerTech, visit our social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.


CareerTech student organizations making a difference

CareerTech student organizations are preparing for these important dates! Student conferences: DECA, Feb. 13-14; BPA, March 12-14; HOSA, April 9-11; TSA, April 11-13; FCCLA, April 12; SkillsUSA, April 22-24; FFA, May 1-2. At the Capitol: FACS and Health Day, Feb. 13; FFA Day, Feb. 20; CTSO Day, Feb. 27; STEM Day, Feb. 28; T&I Day, March 28; Making It Work Day, March 29; BMITE Day, April 18.


Looking for a career program near you?

Check out the various career programs offered around the state to meet the needs of our workforce. Programs range from construction to computer to health to law enforcement. There is a program for you; check out various listings.

Career Programs Guide


CareerTech events

DECA Career Development Conference, Feb. 13

CareerTech Board Meeting, Feb. 15

Teacher Institute 2017-2018 Cohort, March 9

BPA State Leadership Conference, March 12

CareerTech Board Meeting, March 29


Useful links

Follow us on Twitter at @okcareertech and find us on Facebook at OKCareerTech and on Instagram at oklahomacareertech and read our blog, Oklahoma CareerTech Delivers.

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

Oklahoma Works

OK Career Guide

CareerTech Curriculum

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela
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