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Director's Weekly Memo 2018-6-4

CareerTech helps program at Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility

CareerTech Skills Centers instructor Mike Stringfellow, left, and Regional Director Kent Roof, right.Instructor Mike Stringfellow and Regional Director Kent Roof worked diligently to help complete the Serelda Cody Training Center in which inmates train rescue dogs before the dogs are adopted.

 We are fortunate for our partnership with the Department of Correction and are glad we could step up and help them. Our partnership extends throughout 16 correctional facilities with more than 45 programs providing individuals with the technical and job skills needed to transition into the workforce and secure employment.

Photo of a plaque at the Serelda Cody Training Center at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility.“The Guardian Angels Program works with local animal rescue groups to pair dogs with inmates, who work to train the dogs before they are adopted,” Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh told KFOR. “Rescued dogs live with the inmates for several weeks as the inmates teach them commands and groom them.”

KFOR story




Northeast Tech joins Cherokee Nation, Pelco in Oklahoma Works Apprenticeship Program

Northeast Technology Center is working with the Cherokee Nation and Pelco Structural in Claremore to train more welders and fill a shortage in northeast Oklahoma.

Four people enrolled in the program, which is part of the Governor’s Oklahoma Works Apprenticeship Program. They will spend four weeks training at Northeast Tech, Jerad Girten, NTC industrial coordinator, told the Tulsa World.

Pelco President Phil Albert told the Tulsa World that the partnership has shown him that CareerTech is relevant to his business.

Tulsa World article


Oklahoma CareerTech off to a great start with CTSOs

CareerTech student organization officers with State Director Marcie Mack.

More than 88,000 students learn important leadership and workplace skills as members of CareerTech co-curricular student organizations.

The state officers from all seven student organizations met last week to set their goals for the coming year and learn the impact CareerTech has on Oklahoma, not only through the individual organizations, but also through the power of all of the organizations working together.

Congratulations officers and looking forward to a great year. Thank you for your leadership!

Oklahoma FCCLA, 11,342 members; Oklahoma HOSA, 6,954; Oklahoma SkillsUSA, 12,866; Oklahoma Technology Student Association, 22,327; Oklahoma DECA, 2,040; Oklahoma Business Professionals of America, 6,310; Oklahoma FFA, 26,912.


Summer Conference exhibitors sought

Do you have a product you would like to show to more than 4,000 people? We are looking for exhibitors for the 51st Annual CareerTech Summer Conference and Expo.

If you know someone who’d like to be an exhibitor, send them this link: OkACTE exhibitor information.

Summer Conference is an excellent opportunity for vendors to strengthen relationships with existing customers and illustrate potential resources for career and technology programs throughout Oklahoma.


CareerTech events

Southwest Procurement Conference, June 5

8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Program and Federal Contracting, June 12

CareerTech Board Meeting, June 14

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Preferred Supplier Program Fair, June 27

FCCLA National Leadership Conference, June 28


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

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele
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