Summer Conference Room Change

For those of you that will be attending Summer Conference this week there is a room change. Please note that anything related with Tech Prep and room 265 has been changed to room 140. We apologize in advance for any confusion but believe that you will like the change.

Notification Packets Mailed

Notification packets have been mailed to all coordinators who submitted a successful grant application. If you do not receive yours please contact the state department.



Ok Tech Prep has joined the podcasting community!! Our first two podcast, one with Assistant State Director Belinda McCharen and one with a Meridian Tech student, went up today. We hope that you enjoy our first podcasts and we look forward to developing more to share with you.

You can listen to the podcast at http://www.okcareertech.org/techprep/podcasting.htm


NCPN Presentation

This morning I received my presenter packet for the National Career Pathways Network (formerly National Tech Prep Network) and am ready to go!! I will be presenting a 1 hour forum on “Leveraging Technology for Increased Enrollment; A Systematic, Comprehensive, and Integrated Approach.” The session will be on Friday, October 12 starting at 11am. I look forward to seeing you there!!


Tech Prep RSS feed now avaliable.

If you have not visited our main webpage, www.okcareertech.org/techprep, you need to do so. We are now offering our content via a RSS feed. You can sign up and get all the latest updates to the website, news and information sent right to your feed reader. Staying up to date with Oklahoma Tech Prep has never been easier!


Tech Prep Leadership Institute Date Set

I know that you have been anxiously waiting and we have finally done it. We are setting the date for the Tech Prep Leadership Institute on November 7th and 8th. This institute is open to all Oklahoma Tech Prep coordinators and we will be preparing for the 5 year grant. Mark your calendar and reserve the date.

We have the date set, however we have not set a location. If you have a suggestion, please feel free to email it to me. This will be one of the rare meetings that requires an overnight stay so the location needs lodging and room for 30-40 people. I will let you know the location as soon as it is reserved, I can't wait to get your suggestions.



College Credit Now!!

How will taking Alliance courses help me? An article published today tells how Oklahoma is leading the way by ensuring that credit earned at community colleges is transferable to 4 year institutions.

"Report: Oklahoma Making Community College Transfers Easier"Oklahoma is making it easier for students to transfer from community colleges to universities, according to a Southern Regional Education Board report. Oklahoma guarantees that students earning associate's degrees can transfer in as juniors to public four-year colleges in the state. Each year, faculty revise transfer guides that list courses that will transfer. Ease in transferring has helped Oklahoma increase overall graduation rates during the past decade, said a state education official. Still, less than half of first-time, full-time students graduate with a bachelor's degree within six years. Daily Ardmoreite

Great news, but much work still exists. Oklahoma Tech Prep will continue to lead the way through providing seamless transitions and opening doors to high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers for Oklahoma students.


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