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.

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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. 

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.

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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.

 

 

MEET, GREET & COMPLETE!

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