CTSO Days at the Capitol

Throughout the legislative session, the CareerTech student organizations host a Day at the Capitol for members.

This is an opportunity for members to learn about the legislative process and watch the Capitol "In Action!" We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity and particiapte. Here are the dates for the CTSO's.

CTSO Day @ the Capitol - Tuesday, February 8, 2011
FFA Day @ the Capitol - Monday, February 21, 2011 State Capitol
Family & Consumer Sciences Day @ the Capitol - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 State Capitol
NTHS Day @ the Capitol - Thursday, March 3, 2011 State Capitol
Health Careers Day @ the Capitol - Tuesday, March 30, 2011 State Capitol
T & I Day @ the Capitol - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 State Capitol
DECA Day @ the Capitol - Monday, April 11, 2011 State Capitol
BPA Day @ the Capitol l - Monday, April 4, 2011
TSA Day @ the Capitol - Wednesday, May 4, 2011 State Capitol

Information on Oklahoma's CareerTech student organizations can be found here.


Secretary Duncan talks CareerTech

After the President's address, Secretary Duncan talks about education and answers a question about career and technology education and the choice of college and career for students.

You might want to fast forward to 29:10 for the question.

How did CTE impact you?

February is National CTE Month and we want to hear from you!

Did CTE help you go to college? Did CTE help you enter the workforce? Were you a member of a CareerTech student organization like FFA or HOSA?

Let us know how CTE has impacted you by commenting on the blog below.

We look forward to hearing about your experience and what you feel makes CTE a great educational choice.


Cooperative Alliance in the News

In the January 13th edition of The Daily Times is an article on the Cooperative Alliance Program.

The article, "NTC students earn college credit'" talks about "Students at Northeast Technology Center are earning college credit while attending NTC."

You can read the entire article by clicking here.


Foundation Scholarships

Are you working to continue your education? Then be sure the check out the CareerTech Foundation scholarships.

The awards have multiple deadlines so be sure to check the out at www.okcareertech.org/foundation


CareerTech on YouTube

If you are needing to keep up with CareerTech YouTube content, we have several channels to share with you from our technology centers. You can add their feeds to your favorite RSS reader and keep up to date with what is happening across Oklahoma in CTE.

My favorites are Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Metro Technology Center and Tulsa Technology Center. They have taken the standard YouTube skin and have branded it to go with their marketing efforts. They are very clean and professional looking, with just a little something to make them different.

Here are the ones that I have found.

Oklahoma Horizons

Autry Technology Center
Canadian Valley Technology Center
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Great Plains Technology Center
Meridian Technology Center
Metro Technology Center
Northwest Technology Center
Tri County Technology Center
Tri County Technology Center II
Tri County Technology Center III
Tulsa Technology Center

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments.


OKCIS for iPhone

You can now access the information that you need from OKCIS from your iPhone!!

The new OKCIS App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is now in the iTunes store, and it is free!!

You can use the App to find information on occupations, financial aid, scholarships, education, and career training information.

Are you in the classroom, encourage your students to download it to keep up on the go!

Here is one of the screenshots from the iTunes store and go here to download it: OKCIS App at iTunes


Happy New Year 2011

2011 is now upon us and I am looking forward to the opportunities that it will bring.

One of my resolutions is that I am going to do a better job of sharing with you through this Blog. 2010 was a down year in the number of times that I shared with you, in fact the least amount of post since I started this Blog in 2007.

So, Happy New Year, thank you for following and I look forward to the conversation in 2011.


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