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Director's Weekly Memo 2018-4-16

Metro Tech holds grand opening for Climate and Energy Control Technologies Center

Metro Technology Centers held a grand opening April 13 for its Climate and Energy Control Technologies Center.

“This building was inspired by the best training facilities in the United States and it's the benchmark of our Centers of Excellence,” said Bob Parrish, Metro Tech superintendent.

The center, on Metro Tech’s South Bryant Campus, houses training for students studying residential and commercial plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Metro Tech turned the building into its current state-of-the-art condition in collaboration with the National Coalition of Certification Centers.


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CareerTech students named Fleming Scholars

Two Oklahoma CareerTech students were chosen for the prestigious Fleming Scholar Program.

Nathan Herndon and Dawson Haworth were among 13 students chosen statewide for the program, named after British scientist Sir Alexander Fleming. The program was founded in 1956 as a way to give Oklahoma high school and college students hands-on biomedical research experience. It attracts as many as 100 applicants each year.

Herndon attends Canadian Valley Technology Center – Cowan campus. Haworth is a student at Northwest Technology Center – Fairview.

Fleming scholars work in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation staff. They work at OMRF for eight weeks, typically in June and July. Scholars attend weekly seminars and social events. On the final day of the program, they give formal scientific seminars outlining the findings of their projects.


Professional development planned for teachers

Oklahoma CareerTech will hold instructional coaching and mentoring training sessions at Tulsa Technology Center’s Owasso Campus. The sessions will be May 23-24, 2018; Jan. 24, 2019; and May 22, 2019.

They are designed to equip schools with individuals who can provide coaching and mentoring support to teachers, improving their teaching and leading to student success. Proceeds from the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund will be used to cover the cost of the presenter, training materials, lodging and meals.

Applications are due April 22.




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CareerTech events

OK Career Guide Training, May 3

CareerTech Board Meeting, May 17

CareerTech Board Meeting, June 14

FCCLA National Leadership Conference, June 28

CareerTech Board Meeting, July 19


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