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Diversity “The Journey to Leadership”

On April 23, the Oklahoma Association of Minorities in Career and Technology Education, will host the 8th Annual Leadership Conference, The Journey to Leadership. This event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus.

Hands-on sessions and a key student panel discussion, “Filling the Gap in the Changing Workforce”, are just a few of the scheduled activities for this event.

“Our mission in planning this event is to provide the types of sessions and information that will assist in leading students to employment as well as success in life,” according to Cynthia Vick, Conference Co-chair.

This year’s conference features keynote speaker Oklahoma native, John Herrington, astronaut and Chickasaw Nation tribal member. The 43-year-old Navy commander fulfilled those long-ago dreams as he journeyed aboard the shuttle Endeavour - and became the first Native American to venture into space.

The conference offers cutting edge leaders working hand-in-hand with industry to fill economic development needs. Participants will attend breakout session offerings such as current trends in drug abuse, customer service, virtual classroom, protecting your identity on-line, literacy skills, the intergenerational dilemma and smart board technology.

OAMCTE was organized in 1998.  It is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of greater participation by minorities in all facets of Career and Technology Education in the state of Oklahoma.

This conference, as well membership, is open to all who advocate and promote Career and Technology Education and who support full participation and advancement of minorities in this broad field.

For more information Contact Cynthia Vick at  405 743-5162 or email

Written by: Tom Fields

Publish Date: April 15, 2009

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