On Friday, February 28, 2020, students enrolled in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University/Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Physical Therapist Assistant program learned about Amtryke, a therapeutic tricycle for people with limited abilities. As of part of their training that day, the students constructed nine Amtrykes and presented one of them to a child from Chickasha. The remaining eight trykes will be given away at the 2020 Trykes N Treads Car Show on March 28-29 in Lawton, Oklahoma (an event sponsored by the Mountain Metro Chapter of AMBUCS). One Amtryke that was built will be given to an ARMY Veteran.
The training also provided an opportunity for some of the PTA students to meet members of the Mountain Metro Chapter of AMBUCS who provided scholarships to three of the PTA students attending classes at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma.
Students from the SWOSU/CKTC PTA program participated in an Amtryke build with “Amtryke Mama” Sue Haywood on February 28 at the CKTC campus in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. Seated are Cristian Hernandez (Hinton), Victoria Jeschke (Altus), Quanah Parker (Cache), Tate Odam (Weatherford), Asher Baade (Minco), Kyla Dickerson (Weatherford), Lauren Henry (Lawton) and Emily Meads (Chickasha).
Standing are Jeremy Neel (Weatherford), Molly Malson (Weatherford), Kennedy Lewallen (Altus), Billy Carroll (Marlow), Bradyn Koehler (Weatherford)
Miranda Opela (Prague), PTA Instructor Aimee Carter, Randi Thompson (Weatherford), Scott Davis (Cache), Tripp West (Walters), Kemi Sogunro (Del City), Guest Lecturer Sue Haywood and Hannah Dowell (Edmond).
For over half a century, CKTC 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. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at www.mycktc.com or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which 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.
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