Biomedical Student Lindsey Beaumont awarded a $500 scholarship

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Biomedical Student Lindsey Beaumont, Mountain View, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Caddo Kiowa Tech Center Counselor received the scholarship during a drawing at an area-wide counselors meeting at SWOSU. As a result, CKTC students were given guidelines for submitting their application to receive the scholarship.

Biomedial Instructor Sherry Jackson represents CKTC at National Conference

CKTC Media 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

PLTW Media Contact:
Jennifer Cahill
Senior Director of Media and Public Relations
(317) 669-0871
jcahill@pltw.org

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Biomedical Instructor Sherry Jackson represents CKTC at National Conference.

Fort Cobb, OK, April 8, 2016 – Sherry Jackson from Caddo Kiowa Technology Center was recently chosen to present at the national Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference – PLTW Summit 2016 – in Indianapolis in March.

PLTW, a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S., serves more than 8,000 schools and 1 million students. Caddo Kiowa Technology Center offers PLTW’s Biomedical Science and Engineering programs.

PLTW Summit 2016 gathered more than 1,500 attendees (including educators, students, and leaders from the business and government sectors) on March 20-23, 2016. In over 150 presentations, presenters share strategies and best practices on empowering and engaging students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their careers and lives. Attendees learned innovative approaches for making classroom learning relevant, engaging, and hands-on, as well as connected to industry and community partners to learning.

“Professional development is a cornerstone of the transformational learning experience PLTW provides to students and teachers across the United States,” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Dorothy Gorman. “We set the bar high for PLTW Summit presentations to provide unique learning opportunities for our guests. When we reviewed the hundreds of proposals, we were blown away by the innovative ideas and array of experiences they represented. PLTW Summit guests will enjoy the chance to network, collaborate, get inspired by, and learn from these outstanding workshops.”

PLTW Summit 2016 also included an impressive list of keynote speakers:

  • Daymond John, entrepreneur and television personality on the ABC show Shark Tank;
  • Marion Blakey, president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America and former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration;
  • John Urschel, mathematician and Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman; and
  • Jason Silva, futurist and host of National Geographic’s Brain Games.

About CKTC
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.

About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

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March Gold Star Assembly

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

Fort Cobb, OK – April 6, 2016 – Each month CKTC, holds an assembly to recognize student achievements. One of the many acknowledgements is for WorkKeys.

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.

FCB after-school students learn about Collision Repair Trades at CKTC

CKTC students prepare for state contest

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Digital Imaging Student Emily Cameron (Cyril) recently showed the Oculus Rift (Digital Imaging and Print Technology’s virtual reality game design program) to Steve Carson, a representative for US Senator James Lankford. During his visit Carson experienced the game in the early phase of completion. The DIPT students are working on a 3D game based on the Liberty Theater in Carnegie, Oklahoma, for their SkillsUSA state contest in April.

CKTC nominates AEP PSO for Partners for Progress Award

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

Fort Cobb, OK – March 11, 2016 – Oklahoma Technology Center staff and industry partners recently congregated at the Oklahoma History Center to recognize outstanding businesses who work alongside tech centers to build better Oklahoma communities.  This year, Caddo Kiowa Tech Center nominated American Electric Power – Public Service of Oklahoma for contributing to the development, promotion and progress of the Oklahoma CareerTech system.

AEP PSO Southwest Station operated in Washita, Oklahoma, for more than 50 years, and has developed a strong relationship with CKTC in several capacities.  For many years, PSO has called on CKTC to deliver safety, wellness and CPR First Aid training to their employees, and have enrolled employees regularly in the Washita Valley Leadership Program to encourage community leadership development among their employees.  Additionally, PSO supports the Washita Valley Regional Partnership, a CKTC regional economic development effort. PSO also welcomes educational tours and hosts a session of the Washita Valley Leadership Program.

AEP PSO Southwest Station employs 35 people from Caddo County and the surrounding area. What’s more, they boast an exemplary safety record, with 2,298,532 man hours since the last lost-time accident, which was in 1982.

CKTC and AEP PSO work together to build stronger, more prosperous communities, which makes this company an excellent candidate for the Partners for Progress award.

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

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