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Director's Weekly Memo 2019-6-10

OATC Partners for Progress highlight: Liberty Partners works with Green Country Technology Center

Green Country Technology Center named Liberty Partners its 2019 Partner for Progress.

The partnership began when Liberty Partners offered on-the-job training opportunities for GCTC’s full-time drafting students. When Liberty Partners’ expansion coincided with the growth of GCTC’s Business and Industry Services Department, the relationship grew stronger.

Liberty Partners, established in Okmulgee in 2003, employs 16 Oklahomans in local high-tech jobs. GCTC’s BIS Department has created training programs specifically to meat the company’s continued improvement and growth needs.

The partnership gives students access to drafting and design, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, 3-D printing, CNC programming and welding training programs.

 

BMITE instructors earn 68 certifications

BMITE instructors recently earned 68 industry certifications through free training and certification testing from Certiport.

Under the direction of Janette Sayer, Certiport’s Oklahoma territory manager, the instructors receiving training and test review and then had the opportunity to take the test of their choice. The training was available June 3-5 in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

 

CTSO officers planning for impact

Pictured are, from left, Benjamin Buller, Autry Technology Center, SkillsUSA postsecondary president; Ethan Tucker, Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha, SkillsUSA secondary president; Drew Hardaway, Battiest High School, FFA state president; Kristin Valerie, Southwest Technology Center, HOSA state president; Lily Tucker, Francis Tuttle - Deer Creek High School, BPA state president; Austin Long, Latta High School, DECA state president; Caroline Skaggs, Latta High School, FCCLA state president; Sean Kuehn, Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, TSA state president; and Marcie Mack, Oklahoma CareerTech state director. Oklahoma CareerTech student organization state officers recently attended CareerTech University at Camp Tulakogee, where they learned and networked and planned for the upcoming school year.

At CTU each year, officers participate in training sessions and group activities to help them lead their organizations. They also learn more about the Oklahoma CareerTech System during the event.

Pictured are, from left, Benjamin Buller, Autry Technology Center, SkillsUSA postsecondary president; Ethan Tucker, Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha, SkillsUSA secondary president; Drew Hardaway, Battiest High School, FFA state president; Kristin Valerie, Southwest Technology Center, HOSA state president; Lily Tucker, Francis Tuttle - Deer Creek High School, BPA state president; Austin Long, Latta High School, DECA state president; Caroline Skaggs, Latta High School, FCCLA state president; Sean Kuehn, Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, TSA state president; and Marcie Mack, Oklahoma CareerTech state director.

 

Caddo Kiowa Tech staff members recognized

Shawn Freie, left, and Laci McCool, right.Two members of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s staff recently received Oklahoma PACE honors at the ACTE Region IV/PACE Conference in Oklahoma City.

Laci McCool, right, adult and continuing education coordinator, received the OKPACE Diversity and Inclusion Award, and Shawn Freie, left, small business management coordinator, received the OKPACE Ambassador of the Year Award.

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes individuals in the PACE division who promote diversity in their programs. McCool has worked to develop an relationship with and training program for the Apache Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

The Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has been an outstanding member of the Oklahoma PACE division. Freie is serving as the OKPACE president.

Freie and McCool will move on to the national level. Winners will be announced at the National ACTE Vision Conference in December.

More

 

CareerTech events

Introduction to Galaxy in Oklahoma - 1-hour webinars, June 20

CareerTech Board Meeting, June 20

CareerTech Board Meeting, July 18

Teacher Institute 2019-2020, July 22

Summer Conference 2019, Aug. 1

 

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 OK Career Guide

CareerTech Curriculum

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