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.
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.
MEET, GREET & COMPLETE! Students will be able to meet and greet their teachers and classmates as well as complete their enrollment on Monday August 9 at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Contact us if you have any questions or need further details! #mycktc
Students in the Criminal Justice program at CKTC practiced vehicle traffic stop scenarios in order to get a good understanding of officer safety and proper procedures during this scenario.
Criminal Justice instructor Billy Scott explained “We (students) just want to get a good understanding of the safety of the officer when they make the approach to make sure officer safety is key.” The students went through a couple scenarios including one where the vehicle was being reported stolen.
The students currently enrolled in Criminal Justice at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center are Heaven Dillon (Apache), Camden Parker (Fort Cobb), Tristen Robinson (Cement), Emily Sumpter (Apache) and Lindy Toppah (Carnegie). The Criminal Justice program at CKTC launched in August of 2020.
Tony Hancock, superintendent of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb, announced that Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is joining a multitude of school districts in Oklahoma to celebrate School Board Recognition this January.
CKTC’s Board of Education members are President Dustin Tackett (17 years), Vice President Lance Shenold (11 years), Clerk John Clay (29 years), Member Phil Perryman (12 years) and Member Tom Haley (12 years).
To recognize the board members, Mr. Hancock presented each member with an OSSBA certificate at the school board meeting held on Monday January 11, 2021.
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. Caddo Kiowa Technology Center 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.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Above (L to R): Vice President Lance Shenold, President Dustin Tackett, Member Phil Perryman, Clerk John Clay and Member Tom Haley.
The Caddo Kiowa Child Development Center recently completed their accreditation process with Early Learning Leaders. The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The National Accreditation Commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system that recognizes the inherent diversity among programs through the self-study and award process. Over 1,300 early learning programs in 35 states, the District of Colombia as well as many overseas early learning programs participate. Others who participate include universities and college campus-based programs, private child care, faith-based preschools, Head Start, public Pre-K, corporate centers, DoD programs, employer-sponsored programs, and Montessori programs.
The Child Care Center has been open on Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s campus since 1981. The program has been rated a three STAR center and nationally accredited since 1998. CKTC is very proud of the staff and their accomplishments with completing this process through a pandemic.