CKTC’s John Noel wins National ACTE/PACE Ambassador of the Year Award

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s Business and Industry Services Director John Noel was recently awarded the National ACTE/PACE Ambassador of the Year Award.

This is an award given to one individual nationally, that goes above and beyond to promote the PACE division on a Local State and National level. John has served as ACTE/PACE Vice President and has been a huge asset to the division.
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CKTC’s Crystal Nation attends Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) Educators’ Retreat

From July 6-8, seventy-nine teachers from across the state of Oklahoma (including CKTC’s Crystal Nation) attended an immersive three-day summer retreat sponsored by the people of Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas.

The goal of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) Educators’ Retreat is to provide teachers the opportunity to expand their knowledge about the state’s largest industry so they can provide context and Oklahoma-applications for lessons they already teach in their classroomThe all-expenses paid event offered hands-on industry experience and exclusive tours, including Schlumberger’s Oklahoma City facility, Enbridge’s facilities in Cushing, and a drilling rig tour hosted by Unit Drilling Company and Coterra Energy. The retreat also included a safety briefing before each tour, a presentation from Engaged Learning and a Women in STEM panel discussion.

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Meet, Greet & Complete!

MEET, GREET & COMPLETE! Students and parents will be able to meet and greet their teachers and classmates as well as complete their enrollment on Monday August 8 at CKTC from 9:00am to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Contact us if you have any questions or need any further information! #CKTC #OKCareerTech #MeetGreetAndComplete #BackToSchool

CKTC TDT Program provides trailer for clothing donation transportation

The Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s Truck Driver Training Program recently partnered with the Cordell Masonic Lodge in order to facilitate the donation of approximately 12,000 pairs of sweatpants and sweatshirts (roughly $66,000 in value) to the Oklahoma City Department of Veterans Affairs. They were delivered on Tuesday January 18, 2022. CKTC’s Truck Driver Training Program offered the use of their 53’ van trailer, which was filled completely with the sweats. This donation will provide clothing for many heroes who reside in Oklahoma Veterans hospital across the state.

Short-Term Class / Effective Communication Skills

“Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent.”

It’s the ability to turn your communication Into connection. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to use communication to build relationships with people.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS – February 17, 2022 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. $99.

For more information call 405.643.3222 or visit our short-term courses site at mycktc.coursestorm.com/course/effective-communication-skills

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CKTC PLTW Program Recognized

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program was recently recognized for their hard work and dedication in the classroom.

To be eligible for the award, the school had to have offered, and had students enrolled, in at least three PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the 2020-21 school year. Also, at least 25% of students had to participate in PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the 2020-21 school year OR at least 33% of those students who participated during the 2020-21 school year had to take at least two PLTW courses. Lastly, the school had to have strategies and/or procedures in place to support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, etc.

ABOVE: Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Instructors (L to R) Reed Allen (Pre-Engineering), Cassi Crowell (Biomedical Sciences) and Rhett Morgan (Pre-Engineering).

CKTC board member John Clay, resigns

Above: Caddo Kiowa Technology Center board President, Dustin Tackett presents board member John Clay, with a service award for many years of diligent service to Caddo Kiowa Technology Center.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center board member, John Clay, a long time farmer in the Carnegie area, announced his resignation from the board at the August 9, 2021 board meeting. Mr. Clay has been one of the longest tenured school board members in the state. He started in July of 1992 and ended 29 years of service in August of 2021 as representative of seat/zone 4.

Mr. Clay served on the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center board through four superintendents, eleven board members and numerous staff. His influence at CKTC has been instrumental in helping the technology center meet the needs of students and patrons in the district. Mr. Clay’s contribution to building projects, campus updates and program changes have all been a foundation in the growth of the school over the years.

Current superintendent Tony Hancock stated “Mr. Clay has been an exceptional board member. He understands the challenges technology centers face in education and the need to provide a growing workforce as we seek to impact economic development in our district. His knowledge, character and overall commitment to excellence will be difficult to replace. He will be missed.”

Board President Dustin Tackett added “It has been a pleasure to serve with John for nearly 17 years. We have experienced a great deal during our time together on the board. His desire to provide a quality learning environment for our district has never wavered.”

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center serves 14 school districts and all or part of eight counties. Along with full-time programs of training for high school and adult students, the technology center provides customized training for business and industry partners and open enrollment classes to meet the needs of patrons all across the district.

Customer Service Excellence Class

In a world where technology is affecting the ability to hold conversations, we risk losing the heart and soul of our organizations – building relationships.

Creating an excellent customer service experience is as much about empathy and emotional intelligence (EQ) as it is about quality and service. Practicing elements related to EQ in customer service engages people working with passion and accessing the intrinsic drive that makes every encounter a centered one.

2020-2021 CKTC Employee Awards

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center held their annual employee awards ceremony on Wednesday August 4, 2021 where several employees were recognized for achievements for the 2020-2021 school year.

Above: Felicia Gallegos (Early Care & Education Assistant) was named 2020-2021 Employee of the Year.

 

Above: Amy Cowan (Early Care & Education Instructor/Director) was named 2020-2021 Educator of the Year.

 

Above: Reed Allen (Pre-Engineering Instructor) was named 2020-2021 New Employee/Educator of the Year.

 

Above: Laci McCool (Adult & Continuing Education Coordinator) was named 2020-2021 New Employee/Educator of the Year.

 

Above: JoLisa Knauss (Student Services Counselor) was named 2020-2021 New Employee/Educator of the Year.

 

Above: Dylan Young (Communications & Marketing Director) was named 2020-2021 New Employee/Educator of the Year.

 

Above: Jenna Bruer (Student Services Registrar), McKayla Gregory (Early Care and Education Assistant) & Jason Mindemann (Construction Technology Instructor) were recognized for 5 years of service at CKTC.

 

Above: Amy Cowan (Early Care and Education Instructor/Director), Alan Cooper (Construction Assistant), Lloyd Warden (Licensed Electrician) & Anita White (Bus Driver) were recognized for 10 years of service at CKTC.

 

Above: Allison Willis (Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor), Shawn Freie (Small Business Management Coordinator), Brent Grimes (Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor/Academic Coordinator Clinical Education), Keith Brownback (Ag Business Management Coordinator) & Mandy Bellamy (E-Rate Coordinator/Bursar) were recognized for 15 years of service at CKTC.

 

Above: Ilisa Allen was recognized for 25 years of service at CKTC.

 

Above: Charlotte Oswald was recognized for 30 years of service at CKTC.