CKTC Board Member Phil Perryman retires

Mr. Phil Perryman served on the board at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center as a member for 14 years. Perryman recently retired after many years of hard work and service to Caddo Kiowa Technology Center. “Mr. Perryman has been an outstanding board member for Caddo Kiowa Technology Center. His commitment to staff and students never wavered. It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Perryman during my tenure. He will be missed on the CKTC board”, stated Tony Hancock, Superintendent of CKTC. Caddo Kiowa Technology Center staff also added that they appreciate his support for the tech center and admired his passion for providing education to CKTC students.

Above: Phil Perryman and CKTC Board President Dustin Tackett

CKTC Robotics Team awarded grant from PSO

CKTC’s robotics team – The Crickets –  were very honored and pleased to be awarded a grant in the amount of $3,200 by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). These funds will go directly toward the design and development of next year’s robot, and other expenses related to the continued success of the program.

“PSO and our employees seek to play an active, positive role in the communities where we live and work. Our partnerships, grants and sponsorships are among the many ways we strive to improve the quality of life for all in our communities.” – Michael Hixson, PSO Manager of External Affairs

“In education, as in life, actions speak louder than words. PSO is a great example of a company that truly embodies this adage, as they continue to generously support our kids’ success. We appreciate their sponsorship, and look forward to another successful robotics season.” – Reed Allen, Team 2373 Lead Mentor/Coach

Tether Tech Safety, USA receives Incubator Tenant of the Year Award

Tether Tech Safety, USA received the Incubator Tenant of the Year at the annual Oklahoma Venture Forum awards luncheon held at the Oklahoma History Center.

This award, presented by the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association, recognizes outstanding startup companies currently housed in one of the 31 Oklahoma business incubators. Caddo Kiowa Business Development Center Incubator manager Shawn Freie, nominated Tether Tech Safety, USA for the prestigious award.

Located in Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s Business Incubator, TTS manufactures a product designed to protect against tractor trailer wheel-off incidents, using a thick steel cable running through the axle tube and tethered to a pair of wheel-end caps. This design prevents the wheel assembly from separating in the event of a bearing failure. Developers Billy Turner and Troy Miller.

The event included recognition for economic impact, venture of the year, new venture, entrepreneurial champion and incubator tenant, recognizing all aspects related to the entrepreneurial community. All nominated companies are independently owned and operated, and headquartered inside Oklahoma.

CKTC Biomed Students Place 1st at Anatomage Tournament

Caddo Kiowa Technology Biomedical Science students recently participated in the HOSA State Leadership Conference. After competing online, the Muskrats team qualified in the Elite 8, which competed at State Leadership Conference. The students competed on Monday afternoon and advanced to the Final 4 on Tuesday, which would be conducted with a live audience watching. With a score of 227, the Muskrats advanced to the Championship, where they posted a score 144 in the most difficult round.

The team was crowned OK HOSA State Leadership Conference Anatomage Tournament Champions. In addition, students also competed in other competitive events.

Jaden Bartlett and Catherine Potter competed in Forensic Science and were rewarded with a 5th place prize.

Julian Ebacher competed in Medical Law and Ethics and placed 2nd in his division. Zoey Anglin and McKaegan Gregory both qualified for State Leadership Conference and competed in their respective events.

CKTC Biomedical Sciences Students attend BE4ANO Spring Visit at OU

Biomedical Sciences students from CKTC attended the BE4NANO Spring visit at The University of Oklahoma Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering on Wednesday March 24, 2022.

BE4NANO is a partnership between the Biomedical Science program at CKTC and the University of Oklahoma which focuses on engaging minority and underserved students in the Biomedical Engineering field.

Students were exposed to real-life research in which professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the Biomedical Research Lab at OU, demonstrated their lab practices and allowed students to view their microscopic analysis of that research.

This program will also provide a summer research camp to 6 of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s Biomedical Sciences students this summer.

ABOVE (L to R): (Back row) Andrea Pebeahsy (Anadarko), Julian Ebacher (Cement), Yasmine Dickerson (Hydro), (Front row) McKaegan Gregory (Binger), Zoey Anglin (Binger), Jaden Bartlett (Binger) and Catherine Potter (Binger).

Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center recently held a pinning ceremony for 15 Practical Nursing students who have completed the program since 2020. Twelve of the students were in attendance and 9 of them have sat for the NCLEX, passed and are working in the nursing field.
The Practical Nursing students complete 60 hours of lab, 82 clinical days, 90 nursing exams and 1 comprehensive final for a grand total of 1,463 hours to become a graduate of the program. This completion allows them to sit for the National Nursing exam aka the NCLEX.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Millage Levy Increase Election

On February 8, 2022 residents in the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center service area will have the opportunity to cast their vote to change the millage rate from the current 1 mil to 5 mills. The passage of this millage would provide stable and predictable funding to ensure the needs of students, teachers and communities are served for many years to come. Funds from this measure will be used to improve current buildings (some more than 50 years old), needing significant investment to remain viable training facilities, improve and/or address issues including safety (improved public safety including installing fire always and sprinkler systems in buildings), childcare center (redesign and modernize of the childcare center to meet community demand and to provide a better, safer and brighter learning environment), fire department support (support the 28 volunteer fire departments in the CKTC district by providing a portable burn trailer that will allow those departments to train locally for structure fees), and both current and future infrastructure/building needs (improved existing infrastructure for the campus including roads, plumbing, electrical, sidewalks, roofs, air conditioners, etc.)

The second question on the ballot would keep the vote in effect unless another election was called to change it. This would eliminate the need to vote on the millage annually.

If you would like to learn more about the upcoming election on Tuesday February 8, 2022 – please visit for more information.

CKTC Gains New Board Member

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center recently gained a new member to serve on the Board of Education. Chaz Hurt was raised in Carnegie and graduated from Carnegie High School in 2012. After high school, Hurt attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Hurt’s wife, Kalley is originally from Enid, Oklahoma and also graduated from SWOSU with a Bachelors of Science in Education. Mrs. Hurt currently teaches Chemistry and Biology at Carnegie High School. Chaz and Kalley are constantly seeking more opportunities to be able to give back to the community that they say has poured so much into them. Hurt stated that he is excited for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Education for Caddo Kiowa Technology Center.

Above: Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Board of Education President Dustin Tackett administers the oath of office to Mr. Hurt.