Diversity: Journey to Leadership

On Thursday, April 23 at Moore Norman Technology Center CareerTech educators will have the opportunity to attend the 7th annual OAMCTE Leadership Conference.

Featured speaker will be Astronaut John Herrington. Astronaut Herrington is the first Native American to walk in space!

Tentative Concurrent Sessions include
  • The Intergenerational Dilemma
  • Current Trends in Drug Abuse
  • Latino Community Development
  • Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce and more...
The conference runs from 8am to 3pm. Registration is $75 and includes a continential breakfesat and lunch. For information and to register, contact Cynthia Vick at cvick@okcareertech.org or Linda Houck at lhouc@okcareertech.org Pre-registration is due April 17.

For more information about the Oklahoma Association for Minorities in Career and Technology Education visit their Web site at http://oamcte.org/


Career Services

It can be called Career Services, Internship and Placement Services, Job Placement Services, or the Job Resource Center.

A quick sampling of Web sites reveals that services provided include resume development and critiques, job search strategies, internship information, career exploration, job search correspondence and individualized career advice.

These services are made available to students through instructor help, Career Advisers, partnerships with a local branch of Workforce Oklahoma, local jobs posted online or a link to OKCIS.

What Career Services is your technology center providing beyond an entry on your website?
  • Do you provide job listings on your Web site?
  • When was the last career fair held on your campus for students and graduates?
  • Do you give students the job search tools they need like portfolio development?
  • Can they get a sheet of resume paper from your Career Services office?
  • If someone called today, what facilities could they use to conduct on-campus interviews of your students?
  • Have you held a"Mock Interview Day" so that students can practice interviewing?
  • Do your students know how to get a letter of recommendation from their technology center?
  • How are you developing your students' soft skills?
How is your technology center providing Career Services? Is there a strong relationship between the Academic Adviser, Career Adviser and College Transition Specialist? Are all three services being provided by the same position? Do they work together to provide a student a seamless transition from recruitment to college and career?

As we prepare students for a tough economy, we must give them every opportunity to succeed! Part of preparing them has to include the needed skills to successfully navigate the employment world.

Two great examples of where you can start is HireOSUGrads.com and OU.edu/career



It is halfway through March, so you know that it is time to think about April recruitment!

Outdoor Classroom

Post card
Summer camp information

Summer camp information

New Student and Parents Orientation Night
Telemarketing-late deciders
Campus visits
Personalized written communications from counselors
Award assemblies
Congrats/Check list letter to admitted

Technology Center Enrollment Night
Attend sending school awards assemblies.
Certificates for Cooperative Alliance students presented at Awards Assemblies

Attend sending school awards assemblies.
Certificates for Cooperative Alliance students
Certificates for Career Major completers

Adult Recruitment Night

Career Major Completers
Job Fairs


NTHS Day at the Capitol

March 4th was the 13th Annual National Technical Honor Society Day at the Capitol.

Around 255 students where on hand to listen to Representative Skye McNeil talk about Vision. After Representative McNeil spoke, it was to the South Plaza Capitol Steps for a group photo before heading to visit the student's hometown legislators. After a box lunch where some legislators and other dignitaries stopping in, members witnessed the legislative process from the galleries of their choosing.

The National Technical Honor Society, or NTHS, is a honor society for outstanding career and technology education students. Oklahoma has 76 Chapters across the state that serve students in technology centers as well as secondary school programs. To be nominated for induction, the national GPA average that most schools use is 3.5-3.75. Many schools also look at credit hours completed, attendance, disciplinary records, and CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organizations) membership.

The next gathering of NTHS members from across the state will be during the fall conference on November 12th at Moore-Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus.

Learn more about NTHS Oklahoma at http://www.nthsok.us or the National NTHS at http://www.nths.org


For Counselor's Only

Tomorrow (March 3) I will be presenting at the For Counselor's Only Conference. We will be talking about Cooperative Alliances.


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