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NWTC, Fairview 6th Grade Career Fair 2016 a Success!

The 6th Grade Career Fair 2016 was held on the Fairview campus October 7, 2016. Approximately 120 sixth grade students from Aline-Cleo, Canton, Ringwood, and Fairview attended along with sixth grade teachers from those respective schools.

Business and community members providing career information include:
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics: USG – Jeremy Taylor
Manufacturing: Ditch Witch – Don Pemberton
Construction Trades: NWTC Alva – Instructor Dennis Bushman and students
Hospitality: Carol Young
Health Science: NWTC Fairview Biomed Instructor Shawn Cusack and students
Law, Public Safety, & Security – Trooper Gene Goodson and former NWTC student, Kyle Schlotthauer
Major County Sheriff Dept – Deputy Alex Poe
Health and Fitness: NWTC Health Careers Instructor Debra Button and BIS Health/Safety Instructor Michelle McMurphy

Certified Welders

Industry Credentials

Industry certifications, credentials, and licensures are essential to the success of students in every workforce area. NWTC has established a goal that all career major students will earn at least one industry certification that has been aligned to the student’s career major. Certifications include, but are not limited to: ASE, Department of Labor Welding, Health certifications and licensures, ProStart.

WorkKeys Credentials

The ACT WorkKeys Assessment is administered to all full time students attending NWTC.  Results from WorkKeys scores are utilized to assess student performance, strengths, and validate student skills relating to industry standards.  NWTC utilizes the skill standards for Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Mathematics to measure and provide a baseline of data reflecting career readiness in core skills deemed critical for job success.

NWTC Staff Hold State Office for 2016-17 School Year!

Debra Button was selected by the Oklahoma Health Career Education Teacher’s Association (OHCETA) division to the office of President during the recent statewide CareerTech Conference held in Oklahoma City.  She will represent the division on OkACTE’s advisory Committee during the 2016-2017 school year.

This year will be Debra’s 14th year in education. She is the Health Careers Certification instructor at NWTC, Fairview campus. Debra holds a Master of Science in Teaching, Learning & Leadership from OSU and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NWOSU.

OkACTE us the professional organization for nearly 3,500 career and technology educators in Oklahoma.  Its members are career and technology educators from comprehensive high schools, technology centers, Career Tech skills centers, higher education and staff members of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Stillwater.  

Congratulations Debra!

National Walk / Bike to School Participation

NWTC, Fairview Health Careers students along with instructor Debra Button participated in the National Walk to School Day today with Fairview Public Schools students, teachers, and administration! Communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as a step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, promote safety and healthy habits.

Construction Technology Students Excel

Congrats to Kory Schnoebelen, Chris Castillo and Dalton Terry, Construction Technology Students! They are all employed in the Electrical Trades as apprentices in Northwest Oklahoma. Once a student achieves the apprentice level, they must work under a licensed electrician for a period of years before they can sit for the journeyman license.

Congrats to STATE CHAMPION, Kory Schnoebelen! Kory won the SkillsUSA Electrical Construction Wiring event, post-secondary division and represented Oklahoma and Northwest Technology Center at the National Contest this summer.

Dalton Terry placed third in the SkillsUSA Electrical Construction Wiring event, post secondary division at the State SkillsUSA competition!