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Director's Weekly Memo 2019-9-23

Celebrate Workforce Development Month

Partnership with businesses brings donation for workforce training

Representatives of Gulf States Toyota, Oklahoma CareerTech, Fowler Toyota and Moore Norman Tech gather for the donation of a Toyota Corolla.Moore Norman Technology Center’s automotive service technology program recently received a new Toyota Corolla from Gulf States Toyota and Fowler Toyota.

The donation will allows students to practice repairs on a modern vehicle with the latest in automotive technology. They’ll get hands-on experience with Toyota Express Maintenance, which includes oil and filter change, tire rotation and brake, fluid and multipoint inspections.

The investment from Gulf States Toyota and Fowler Toyota is an example of the kind of partnerships the CareerTech System is making to ensure that we can provide the qualified workers that Oklahoma’s business and industry needs.

The donation was feature on News 9 and in The Oklahoman.

News 9

The Oklahoman


Oklahoma Department of CareerTech receives OBI Business of the Year honor

Marcie Mack, left, and Marie Saatkamp, second from right, with two other women.Plaque reading "Oklahoma Blood Institute, CareerTech, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2019 Business of the Year, Thank you for impacting 309 patients' lives in 2019!"

The Oklahoma Blood Institute recently named the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education its Business of the Year.

CareerTech received the honor during OBI’s 2019 Blood Thanks and Giving Banquet in Enid.






Adult basic education programs recognized at annual conference

Adult basic education providers met last week at the Oklahoma ABE State Conference, hosted in Norman by Oklahoma CareerTech.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center and Chickasha Public Schools received awards for most instructional hours per student. Poteau Public Schools and Idabel Public Schools received awards for highest educational functioning level gains per student. Poteau Public Schools and Red River Technology Center received awards for the highest number of high school equivalency diplomas attained per student.

Also, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections was honored for Outstanding Overall Achievement.

In addition, participants attended sessions about math anxiety, algebraic concepts, reading skills, English as a second language, ABE pedagogy, high school equivalency diplomas and more.


Lieutenant governor tours CareerTech facility for high school students

Matt Pinnell
From left, state Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow; state Rep. Jadine Nolline, R-Sand Springs; and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell.
Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell recently visited a construction program established by Tulsa Technology Center and Sand Springs Public Schools.

His visit to Charles Page High School was featured by KTUL in Tulsa.









CareerTech events

Meridian Technology Center Accreditation Onsite Visit, Sept. 24

Photographic Society of America PSA, Sept. 25

OK Career Guide Training, Sept. 27

Accreditation Training Series, Overview and Standard 1, Sept. 30

OK Career Guide Training, Sept. 30


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

It is not what happens to you that determines how far you go in life; it is what you do with what happens to you. -- Zig Ziglar
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