HOSA officers attend conference

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HOSA Officers recently attended the HOSA Fall Leadership Conference. From left to right are Brycelynne Smith, Fort Cobb; Kassidy Batt, Carnegie; Sydne Peters, Carnegie; Lyndsay eaumont, Mountain View; Dakota Poolaw, Mountain View; Marcus Escobar, Anadarko; Derrick Cruikshank, Anadarko; and Peyton Mitchell, Lookeba.

 

Welding and Metal Fabrication Open House a success

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Susan McElhaney
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
405-643-3229 (Phone)
405-668-2588 (Mobile)
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smcelhaney@caddokiowa.com
www.caddokiowa.com

One goal of Welding and Metal Fabrication Instructor Keith Theesen is not turning away any student. With the high demand for skilled workers, a growing waiting list for the program, limited space and aging equipment, that personal objective has become increasingly harder to keep.

But with his goal the driving force, leadership with a vision for bridging the skills gap, and state representatives who support the initiatives at technology centers across the state, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center started a grant application to broaden the scope of the Welding program.

The result is a new and improved Welding and Metal Fabrication program in a remodeled building, equipped to meet the needs of business and industry specific training.

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“This is about two years in the making,” Superintendent Dennis Ruttman recently told a group of people attending the Welding and Metal Fabrication Open House. “We knew we had to do something, so we submitted an application for an Oklahoma Career Tech Lottery Grant.”

After being awarded the grant funds, CKTC made plans to maximize the program. New equipment replaced older, outdated equipment. What’s more, the funds allowed the program to go from just providing welding training to a full-functioning welding and metal fabrication department.

Dr. Marcie Mack, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, applauded the vision of leaders at the center for doing their part to fill the skills gap in Oklahoma.

Representative David Perryman and Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education Executive Director Skye McNiel both commended the staff and board at CKTC for doing all the right things to answer the demand for skilled workers in the district and the state.

Instructor Theesen concluded the day’s events by thanking administration, board and legislators for supporting his department and his students.

Few who know Theesen, would not say his passion for the field, his program and his students are what has made the program at CKTC nothing short of excellent. Moreover, the move made by CKTC administration and board to boost the program even more with state-of-the-art equipment is exemplary.

Theesen usually sees more than 60 students a year complete the program. With recent updates, that number will potentially reach 100 graduates. With a job placement related to the training percentage averaging 97 percent and an average wage of $23 per hour, the program is having a tremendous impact on the skills gap and the economy.

For almost half a century, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades and encompass customized workplace training and short-term training. Additional information about CKTC is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.

November Gold Star Assembly

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Susan McElhaney
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
405-643-3229 (Phone)
405-668-2588 (Mobile)
405-643-3015 (Fax)
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www.caddokiowa.com

Fort Cobb, OK – November 13, 2015 – Each month CKTC, holds an assembly to recognize student achievements. WorkKeys recipients have completed their ACT WorkKeys assessments that compare their skills to the skills real jobs require.  These scores help employers choose the most qualified candidates for their job openings.

For almost half a century, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades and encompass customized workplace training and short-term training. Additional information about CKTC is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Ricki DeCora, Apache; Bailee Sells, Carnegie; Riana Ramnarine, Carnegie; Zehila DeLeon, Hydro; Dylan Foster, Carnegie; and Tori Bedford, Anadarko.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Ricki DeCora, Apache; Bailee Sells, Carnegie; Riana Ramnarine, Carnegie; Zehila DeLeon, Hydro; Dylan Foster, Carnegie; and Tori Bedford, Anadarko.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Robert Lowe, Carnegie; Bailey Thompson, Apache; Shania Zaomacona, Anadarko; and Mercedes Soriano, Lookeba.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Robert Lowe, Carnegie; Bailey Thompson, Apache; Shania Zaomacona, Anadarko; and Mercedes Soriano, Lookeba.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Anna Bare, Lookeba; CHance Norrell, Anadarko; Markell Karty, Riverside; and Maxine Dixon, Carnegie.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Anna Bare, Lookeba; CHance Norrell, Anadarko; Markell Karty, Riverside; and Maxine Dixon, Carnegie.

CKTC Student Charity Oxford, Binger, received the Home Health Aide Certification.

CKTC Student Charity Oxford, Binger, received the Home Health Aide Certification.

CKTC National Technical Honor Society members are Nancy Munetake, Carnegie; Banner Woods, Fort Cobb; and Damian Burgess, Apache.

CKTC National Technical Honor Society members are Nancy Munetake, Carnegie; Banner Woods, Fort Cobb; and Damian Burgess, Apache.

CKTC Students of the Month for November are Tanner Mindemann, Fort Cobb and James BigMountain, Apache.

CKTC Students of the Month for November are Tanner Mindemann, Fort Cobb and James BigMountain, Apache.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students John Caudill, Cyril; Bryanne Mapes, Carnegie; Joly Barlett, Binger; Emanual Boger, Anadarko; Charnel Lindsey, Carnegie; Jordan Reddick, Carnegie; Tristyn Williams, Carnegie; Tanner Mindemann, Fort Cobb; and Bradford Bunner, Carnegie.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students John Caudill, Cyril; Bryanne Mapes, Carnegie; Joly Barlett, Binger; Emanual Boger, Anadarko; Charnel Lindsey, Carnegie; Jordan Reddick, Carnegie; Tristyn Williams, Carnegie; Tanner Mindemann, Fort Cobb; and Bradford Bunner, Carnegie.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Caleb Stewart, Fort Cobb, Peyton Sage, Binger; Kaitlyn Hughes, Binger; Dezyre Morris, Binger; Jordan Shaw, Fort Cobb, Brennan Ward, Hydro; Thomas Klassen, Lookeba; Gabriella Cook, Mountain View; and Waylon Wakefield, Gracemont.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Caleb Stewart, Fort Cobb, Peyton Sage, Binger; Kaitlyn Hughes, Binger; Dezyre Morris, Binger; Jordan Shaw, Fort Cobb, Brennan Ward, Hydro; Thomas Klassen, Lookeba; Gabriella Cook, Mountain View; and Waylon Wakefield, Gracemont.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Amber Lopez, Carnegie; Amanda Brown, Carnegie; Andrea Montague, Hydro, Taysha Autaubo, Fort Cobb; Michelle Curtis, Mountain View; Mike Lindsey, Weatherford; Alexis Blum, Cement; Steven Taylor, Carnegie; Wayne Stidham, Hinton; and Tyler Rosas, Apache.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Amber Lopez, Carnegie; Amanda Brown, Carnegie; Andrea Montague, Hydro, Taysha Autaubo, Fort Cobb; Michelle Curtis, Mountain View; Mike Lindsey, Weatherford; Alexis Blum, Cement; Steven Taylor, Carnegie; Wayne Stidham, Hinton; and Tyler Rosas, Apache.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Tristan Ferguson, Fort Cobb; Nick Turner, Mountain View; Joseph Patton, Mountain View; Daniel Turner, Cement; Brenden Riley, Mountain View; Jaidyn Rackley, Mountain View; Colton Hicks, Gracemont; David Trott, Cement; and William Geionety, Carnegie.

Receiving perfect attendance for the first, nine-weeks are CKTC Students Tristan Ferguson, Fort Cobb; Nick Turner, Mountain View; Joseph Patton, Mountain View; Daniel Turner, Cement; Brenden Riley, Mountain View; Jaidyn Rackley, Mountain View; Colton Hicks, Gracemont; David Trott, Cement; and William Geionety, Carnegie.

CKTC students receiving their WorkKeys Certificates are Elizabeth Recker, Silver, Carnegie; Chelsea Sapcut, Bronze, Apache; Taylor Farmer, Silver, Fort Cobb; Brittany Biera, Bronze, Fort Cobb; and Kalyn Williams, Gold, Lawton.

CKTC students receiving their WorkKeys Certificates are Elizabeth Recker, Silver, Carnegie; Chelsea Sapcut, Bronze, Apache; Taylor Farmer, Silver, Fort Cobb; Brittany Biera, Bronze, Fort Cobb; and Kalyn Williams, Gold, Lawton.

CKTC Student Stella Rivera, Carnegie, received her Cosmetology Certificate. Pictures with Instructional Assistant Carrie Boelte.

CKTC Student Stella Rivera, Carnegie, received her Cosmetology Certificate. Pictures with Instructional Assistant Carrie Boelte.

CKTC students receiving Administrative Assistant Certification are Kitty Madson and Kaley Remy, both of Cement.

CKTC students receiving Administrative Assistant Certification are Kitty Madson and Kaley Remy, both of Cement.

CKTC Health students receiving Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider Certificates are Kayla Tate, Anadarko; Brooke Akoneto, Anadarko; Judi Stephenson, Anadarko; Marissa Knight, Anadarko; Taysha Autaubo, Fort Cobb; Heather Sankadota, Anadarko; Kay'Lee Humphries, Anadarko; and Angelica Hawkins, Anadarko.

CKTC Health students receiving Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider Certificates are Kayla Tate, Anadarko; Brooke Akoneto, Anadarko; Judi Stephenson, Anadarko; Marissa Knight, Anadarko; Taysha Autaubo, Fort Cobb; Heather Sankadota, Anadarko; Kay’Lee Humphries, Anadarko; and Angelica Hawkins, Anadarko.

Poolaw is named HOSA State Officer

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Susan McElhaney
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
405-643-3229 (Phone)
405-668-2588 (Mobile)
405-643-3015 (Fax)
smcelhaney@caddokiowa.com
www.caddokiowa.com

Dakota Poolaw, Mountain View, was recently name 2015-2016 HOSA state officer.

Dakota Poolaw, Mountain View, was recently name 2015-2016 HOSA state officer.

Fort Cobb, OK – November 6, 2015 – Oklahoma HOSA members elected its 2015-16 state officer team at their Fall Leadership Conference.

Officers were also installed at the conference, which was held in October in Norman. More than 1,200 students and advisers attended the conference, which also included leadership training for secondary and postsecondary students and their advisers, said Debbie Bennett, HOSA state adviser at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Jada Holliday, Tulsa Technology Center, was elected president, and Madilyne Devereaux, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Shawnee, was elected vice president.

State officers for the next year are Kevin Fiorina and Margaret Ortiz, Autry Technology Center, Enid; Bailey Schmitt, Tulsa Technology Center; Aksa Cherian, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City; Little Robinson, Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton; Chad Jordan, Southwest Technology Center, Altus; Dakota Poolaw, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, Fort Cobb; and Ashley Pomerantz, Mid-America Technology Center, Wayne.

“Sitting in my chair, that Tuesday, at the fall leadership conference was one of the most nerve-racking days of my life. As I sat there anticipating the announcement of the new officers I grew more and more anxious, thinking, “’Man, I really hope that all those months of work really paid off!’ Praying silently I asked God for humbleness in win or loss and grace to accept the results. As they proceeded to announce the names I realized I hadn’t been called yet, but then as they neared the middle I heard it, the mispronunciation of my name. A little laughter exited me as I made my way to the front, to stand with my new fellow officers who were all, like myself grinning from ear to ear. I look forward to representing Mountain View, Caddo Kiowa Tech. Center, and Oklahoma in this year and the next as a HOSA State Officer,” said CKTC student Dakota Poolaw. He also added that he is grateful and thankful for his family Bruce Poolaw, Sharon Kimbrell, Jennifer Reed and also his CKTC teachers at Sherry Jackson, Debra McPherson, and Marcia Harmon.

Tammy Phillips, a former Francis Tuttle Tech student who is now a freshman at Oklahoma City University, is national HOSA secondary board representative, and Santina Cherian, a Francis Tuttle Tech student is national HOSA Region 1 vice president – the latest in a string of national officers from Oklahoma spoke during the opening and closing general sessions, Bennett said.

HOSA is the CareerTech student organization for future health professionals. Its mission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, high-quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students.

Most of Oklahoma’s chapters are at technology centers, although a few are in high schools, Bennett said. Students in most technology center programs finish with a credential or license, she said, while the high school programs are more exploratory.

HOSA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech programs. The others are Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, family and consumer sciences education; Business Professionals of America, business and information technology education; FFA, agricultural education; DECA, marketing education; Technology Student Association, science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and SkillsUSA, trade and industrial education.

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 58 campuses, 393 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.

Additional information about CKTC is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.

CKTC SkillsUSA officers attend post-secondary fall leadership conference

Contact
Susan McElhaney
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
405-643-3229 (Phone)
405-668-2588 (Mobile)
405-643-3015 (Fax)
smcelhaney@caddokiowa.com
www.caddokiowa.com

SkillsUSA post-secondary officers attending the fall leadership conference are Matthew Lewis, Fort Cobb; Will Tapedo, Anadarko; Steven Taylor, Carnegie; Damian Burgess, Apache; Evan Tucker, Thomas; Shayna Moore, Thomas; Ashley Bourdan, Anadarko; Elija Ware, Apache; William Geionety, Carnegie; Tyler Ynguano, Hobart; Emily Cameron, Cyril; and Kaden Cook, Apache.

SkillsUSA post-secondary officers attending the fall leadership conference are Matthew Lewis, Fort Cobb; Will Tapedo, Anadarko; Steven Taylor, Carnegie; Damian Burgess, Apache; Evan Tucker, Thomas; Shayna Moore, Thomas; Ashley Bourdan, Anadarko; Elija Ware, Apache; William Geionety, Carnegie; Tyler Ynguano, Hobart; Emily Cameron, Cyril; and Kaden Cook, Apache.

Fort Cobb, OK – November 6, 2015 – The CKTC SkillsUSA post-secondary officers recently attended the SkillsUSA Post-Secondary Fall Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

The annual meeting brings students and advisers together from all over Oklahoma to one location for leadership training. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than 300,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.

Additional information about CKTC is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.