OCAP Conference Thoughts

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Oklahoma College Asistance Program's Annual Conference. The conference was held at Moore-Norman Technology Center and was put on by OCAP and Gear Up.

Even though it was a conference aimed at getting students to college, I always like to listen for a CareerTech connection.

The opening speaker was Chancellor Glen Johnson, OSRHE. The Chancellor had very  nice things to say about CareerTech and the partnerships that exist between the two systems.

He made mention several times about the Cooperative Alliance Program and how it will help Oklahoma reach its goals in the Complete College America initiative. I enjoyed listening to his comments and look forward to seeing how we work together even further in this already fruitful relationship.

The other speaker I wanted to mention was Greg Darnieder who is the Senior Advisor to the Secretary, College Access Initiatives, U.S. Department of Education.

Throughout his remarks he mentioned CTE and the successes that students can find as they become educated and transition to well paying careers.

It was great to hear both Chancellor Johnson and Darnieder speak about CTE and the role that it can play in building America.


CareerTech on Twitter

Almost four years ago, Oct 15, 2008 to be exact, I started the okcareertech Twitter account.

Over the years I have tried to keep up with all the CTE Twitter accounts in Oklahoma and posted them on the Blog for awhile. Recently we added a page to the okcareertech.org website that is devoted not only to Twitter, but all social media in the CareerTech system. 

That page can be found here: http://www.okcareertech.org/news/social-media

I am pretty excited to share with you that as of today, with Kiamichi Technology Center beginning their Twitter account, we are at 22 of the 29 technology centers who are Tweeting!

When will we get 100 percent, who knows? All I know is that I am enjoying Tweeting with my friends in the CareerTech family and spreading the word about the great things that the Oklahoma CareerTech System does for students. 

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