Partners in Progress

On Tuesday evening, OkACTE held their 2024 Partners in Progress program at the Hilton Garden Inn in Edmond, honoring workforce partners from each technology center. This year, CKTC’s partner in progress was CHS Cooperative.

CKTC Superintendent Tony Hancock, Assistant Superintendent Jennie Nunn, Industrial/Truck Driver Training Coordinator Dale Lewis and Business & Industry Services Director John Noel attended along with Brandon Winters from CHS.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center (CKTC) is pleased to honor CHS Cooperative in Frederick, Oklahoma as their 2023 Partner in Progress. CHS is a company-owned, locally-governed agricultural service center that is part of global CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. CHS helps farmers and customers grow their business, from harvesting and selling crops, to custom fertilization and crop protection solutions, to quality nutrition for livestock. CHS Frederick is the largest farmer-owned cooperative in southwest Oklahoma.
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center knows all too well the importance of the agricultural community. Located in Caddo County, the most diverse farming area in southwest Oklahoma, CKTC strives to support our number one industry through numerous services. Keeping with the mission of the institution, growing the workforce, CKTC knows all too well the challenges CHS faces in aiding our local farmers. CHS and CKTC are committed to providing a quality workforce for local agriculturalists. Due to the lack of trained workforce, area producers that grow seasonal crops such as wheat, cotton, watermelons, peanuts and potatoes have been employing CHS provided workers from South Africa who have their I-94 work Visas. One of the major road blocks CHS faces is providing enough Class A Certified Driver’s License (CDL) drivers to the producers in their network. International workers coming to work in the United States on I-94 work visas do not have US legal CDL’s, let alone a valid standard Class D license. Having the premier Truck Driver Training Program in southwest Oklahoma, it was only natural CHS and CKTC form this valuable partnership. 


For more than eight years, CKTC’s Truck Driver Training Program has been meeting CHS’s training needs. International farm workers attended CKTC on site, utilizing the proven curriculum and training currently established. Students are trained on state of the art truck driving simulators, outdoor truck training courses, and tractor trailers. This custom designed training for CHS allows participants to quickly and efficiently gain the skills needed to transition to the agriculture worksite. CKTC is proud to say we have met CHS’s needs with upwards of 100 certified drivers.

Those coming to the United States on I-94 Visas for season farm work return year after year. Some say it is what they look forward to most. As farm workers are desperately needed in our local community, this impacts the bottom line of our economy. The value added to our local agriculture industry allows CHS to retain CDL certified workers year after year. Long term problem, short term training program, long term partnership.

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CKTC Adds School Resource Deputy

The CKTC Board of Education approved a new assigned duty of being the School Resource Deputy for the campus commissioned by Sheriff Davis with the Caddo County Sheriff’s Department.

“I have been in Law Enforcement for 27 years. I started my law enforcement career in January of 1996 by attending the Reserve Police Academy at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center. I graduated the Full Time Police Academy in 1998 and completed my Associates Degree in Police Science from OSU in 2008. In 2011 I earned my advanced law enforcement officer certification from the State of Oklahoma.”

“In my 27 years of law enforcement my duty assignments have been patrol deputy, school resource officer, tactical officer, investigator, instructor, and Lieutenant Deputy. In 2020 I became employed with Caddo Kiowa Technology Center as the Criminal Justice Instructor. In the Criminal Justice Program, I instruct students in all aspects of law enforcement from patrol to crime scene investigation.”

“In this program students receive the most current training and techniques used by law enforcement. The tech center offers some of the most advanced simulated training available in the State of Oklahoma.”

– CKTC Criminal Justice Instructor/School Resource Deputy Billy Scott

Pictured L to R: Caddo County Sheriff Department Sheriff Spencer Davis, Billy Scott and Caddo County Sheriff Department K9 Deputy Jared Martinez.

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 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.
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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).