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.
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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 www.cktc.edu/millage for more information.

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 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.

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS!

Are you unsure what’s next In your business?

Do you lay awake at night and wonder If your business Is ever going to grow? If you are looking for ways to grow your business from online companies to farming to retail to agriculture and everything In between, you need this thought provoking program built using the “disruption model” of thinking. Everything Is on the table and will be discussed to help you achieve your goals. All of us are smarter than one of us!

More info on course: https://mycktc.coursestorm.com/course/growing-your-business

Apache Farmer’s Coop Receives Partners for Progress Award at 2021 OkACTE Awards Banquet

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is pleased to honor the Apache Farmer’s Coop as their Partner in Progress. Apache Farmer’s Coop is comprehensive service center handling a complete line of products for today’s farmers and ranchers. Headquartered in Apache, Oklahoma, it is the leading agricultural industry provider in the Caddo Kiowa district. Apache Farmer’s Coop is a progressive and dynamic business dedicated to agricultural sustainment, environmental care, client satisfaction, and employee stewardship. 

The long standing partnership between the Coop and Caddo Kiowa Technology Center provides extensive outreach in community education, short term trainings, client based services, ag business management, and safety training. 

Apache Farmer’s Coop sends numerous employees to the Caddo Kiowa Crop Care Professional program. The Crop Care program trains for the complexities of modern pesticide and fertilizer services. The program develops awareness of product safety, environmental oversight, and precision ag application. This Crop Care Professional program significantly impacts Apache Farmer’s Coop’s safeguard practices, job retention and customer relations. 

Above: L to R: CKTC Superintendent Tony Hancock, CKTC Ag Business Management Coordinator Keith Brownback, Apache Farmer’s Coop Agronomy Manager, Dennis Crow and CKTC Business & Industry Services Director John Noel at the 2021 OkACTE Awards Banquet.

Caddo Kiowa Tech Center’s Truck Driver Training Program is another proven relational partnership. Not only do graduates seeking CLD employment get hired by the Apache Farmer’s Coop, but the Coop sends select employees through the program for career advancement.

The Apache Farmer’s Coop believes in employee growth. The Washita Valley Leadership Program enriches local leaders through mentorship, team building, governance, youth and education, area agriculture, and economic development. The Apache Farmer’s Coop has been an avid supporter of the leadership program since inception 26 years ago, providing support through educational tours, informational sessions, and sponsoring employee attendance.

Apache Farmer’s Coop began in 1920 and have been in service for over 100 years. They have grown to service four sites in southwest Oklahoma, employing more than 40 full time employees. The Apache Farmer’s Coop is a strong supporter of the local FFA programs, and aim to provide for the community through providing revenue, jobs, and foundational support.