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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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. 

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.