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Robert Sommers - Teaching Today's Learners

Oklahoma’s secretary of education and workforce development believes creativity is important in the classroom.

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Monday Memo 2013-12-09

Monday Memo 2013-12-09

Save the date; Oklahoma team visits digitally -based programs; ACTE a big success; making college and career ready actually mean it; Cooperative Alliance Program getting back on track; Pell Grants based on competence, not hours, getting closer; community tours continue in January; CareerTech visits college of architecture; National Technical Honor Society members meet; U.S. college graduates lag international comparisons; Harvard representative visits Oklahoma; economists predict rebound in Oklahoma job growth in 2014; reminder to follow on twitter; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2013-11-25

Monday Memo 2013-11-25

Happy Thanksgiving!; Can You Measure The American Dream?; Creativity Forum highlights CareerTech; Boggs recognized by his national peers; performance-based funding details being developed; Northeast Technology Center students set record AND prove CareerTech; fire certifications established; National Technical Honor Society members meet; Baldrige and schools, a way to advance education; the question of class size; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2013-11-18

Monday Memo 2013-11-18

Board approves organizational structure; business plan calls for support of system success and enhancements; work begins on refinement of performance-based funding system; special thanks to Marcie Mack and the data team; Project Lead the Way Counselor Conference; Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference; new tech center annexations move forward; United Way campaign sets agency record; digital delivery news; Paraprofessional Guide underway; and my schedule for the week

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Metro Tech Students Speak Out on Creativity

After working with Artist Douglas Elder to build a five-story bridge of string for the 2013 Creativity Forum Nov. 19, Metro Technology Center students were asked "What is creativity? Why did you volunteer to participate in a project like this? What lessons did you learn?"

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Metro Technology Centers and Creative Oklahoma take artistic partnership to new heights

Metro Technology Centers and Creative Oklahoma take artistic partnership to new heights

The project is a five-story art installation for the State of Creativity Forum taking place Nov. 19 at the Civic Center Music Hall. Metro Tech students from four career areas worked across disciplines to design the art and capture the process.

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Monday Memo 2013-11-11

Monday Memo 2013-11-11

Thank you; America Works session a success; State Chamber business survey complete…more to come; reorganization feedback appreciated; Hall of Fame event a huge success; inmates learn life-changing skills; creativity conference coming to Oklahoma City; OBAN brings federal dollars to Oklahoma businesses; comparative data helps Wes Watkins with strategic planning; counselors receive professional development; professionals update crisis communications skills; tech center recognized at quality event; and my schedule for the week.

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Sparking a New Career

Sparking a New Career

For veterans transitioning into the civilian world, it's not simply about finding jobs, but finding ones that can fulfill their passions.

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Climate Craft Inc. - Metro Technology Center

Climate Craft Inc. - Metro Technology Center

Climate Craft reduces costs and grows employee base.

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CASECO Manufacturing Inc. - Northeast Technology Center, Claremore

CASECO Manufacturing Inc. - Northeast Technology Center, Claremore

Training at CASECO advances productivity and company bottom line.

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Whitney Devine - High Plains Technology Center, Woodward

Whitney Devine - High Plains Technology Center, Woodward

Marketing and leadership skills follow Whitney Devine into her kindergarten classroom.

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Retired First Sergeant Stanley C. Schofield - Military Hiring Event

Retired First Sergeant Stanley C. Schofield - Military Hiring Event

Retired U.S. Army First Sergeant Stanley Schofield finds a good fit for his next career.

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Randy Perry - Marketing Education and DECA

Randy Perry - Marketing Education and DECA

DECA re-directs self-motivated Randy Perry, fueling his potential.

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 Monday Memo 2013-10-28

Monday Memo 2013-10-28

Department reorganization plan unveiled; organizational plan overview; steps with target completion dates for the reorganization process; feedback and ideas you may have for the reorganization; great conference – consider attending; Creativity Forum coming to Oklahoma City; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2013-10-21

Monday Memo 2013-10-21

FCCLA state officer dies in car accident; opportunities in Woodward explored; America Works launches in Connecticut; 2013 CareerTech Hall of Fame banquet; Oklahoma energy producers are leading a national energy revolution; Moore Norman collaborates with Tinker and Boeing on new program; Metro Tech and Elite Protection form symbiotic relationship; tech center superintendents engage in legislative proposal development; state board reviews CareerTech assessment results, business plan, and legislative approaches; United Way auction earns $3,000 for the cause; and my schedule for the week.

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Retired First Sergeant Stanley C. Schofield - Military Hiring Event

Retired First Sergeant Stanley C. Schofield - Military Hiring Event

The values of a retired first sergeant as standard bearer fit well with Stanley Schofield's second career plans.

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CareerTech Connects Industry Needs with Workers’ Skills through Credentials

CareerTech Connects Industry Needs with Workers’ Skills through Credentials

CareerTech students can earn credentials to show they have the skills needed in the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

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