Skills to Rebuild

This week CareerTech rolled out our Skills to Rebuild webpage. On it you will find numerous resources for recovery including information on counseling for students, safety training, construction training, hiring a contractor and training handouts.

Here are some tips on counseling after a disaster


We are in the process of collecting donations and a putting together a series of volunteer opportunities to help fellow Oklahomans under the CareerTech CARE banner. 

The response to the Oklahoma tornadoes from across Oklahoma and the nation has been tremendous. We are excited to play a small part, with our partnerships and employees, in helping our friends and neighbors recover.



Verizon Mobile Learning Lab

CareerTech has a mobile health lab and there is a mobile manufacturing lab - what about a mobile technology lab?

Check out this video on Verizon's Mobile Learning Lab, does it spark any ideas?


Help us to recognize our hard working staff.

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education will host its all-staff meeting June 3. 
This year, in addition to professional development, the agency will recognize employees through the new CareerTech Staff Performance Awards program. The agency will present five awards: Innovation, Customer Focus, Team, Rising Star and Unsung Hero.
The agency is asking customers and stakeholders (agency personnel, field personnel and employees of other agencies with which ODCTE works) to nominate ODCTE staff members they feel deserve recognition. Nominations, which include a short questionnaire about why an employee deserves recognition, can be made at:
Nominations are due May 14

ODCTE values its employees and their customer and stakeholder relationships. Thank you for helping recognize deserving CareerTech employees.


To .EDU or to not .EDU

It has been a few years since we checked technology center websites and tracked the .edu trend. In fact, it was Feb. 4, 2009 that I first did the To .EDU or to not EDU post. 

At that time only four .EDU dominas existed. The largest was the .ORG with 12 followed by .COM with nine, .TEC.OK.US with three and .NET with one. 

Today I am excited to announce that we are up to 25 tech centers being reachable through a .EDU domain. Green County, High Plains and Wes Watkins are the latest.

With these changes comes the retirement of the .NET and the .TEC.OK.US as High Plains and Mid Del move to new domains.

Back in 2009 I asked if you will change and many of you have. Will the last four switch?

Autry: http://www.autrytech.edu
Canadian Valley: http://www.cvtech.edu
Central Tech: http://www.centraltech.edu
Chisholm Trail: http://www.cttc.edu
EOC: http://www.eoctech.edu
Francis Tuttle: http://www.francistuttle.edu
Gordon Cooper: http://www.gctech.edu
Great Plains: http://www.greatplains.edu
Green Country: http://www.gctcok.edu
High Plains: http://www.hptc.edu
Kiamichi: http://www.ktc.edu
Meridian: http://meridiantech.edu
Metro Tech http://www.metrotech.edu
Mid America: http://www.matech.edu
Moore Norman: http://mntc.edu
Northeast Tech http://www.netech.edu
Northwest: http://www.nwtech.edu
Pioneer: http://www.pioneertech.edu
Pontotoc: http://www.pontotoctech.edu
Red River: http://rrtc.edu
Southern OK: http://www.sotc.edu
Southwest Tech: http://swtech.edu
Tulsa Tech http://www.tulsatech.edu
Wes Watkins: http://www.wwtech.edu
Western http://www.westtech.edu/

Tri County: http://tctc.org

Caddo Kiowa: http://www.caddokiowa.com
Indian Capitol: http://www.ictctech.com
Mid-Del: http://www.middeltech.com/

Career Advisor Newsletter

If you have not heard about the Career Advisor newsletter, you need to check it out!

Career Advisor Newsletter

The newsletter is out out by ODCTE and has short bits of helpful information to those working with students. Information on the upcoming Counselors Only Conference, helpful tips on getting students ready for a college visit, Twitter and Pinterest resources and more.

Go and check it out, you will be glad you did.


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