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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!

Shawn Cusack was selected by the members of OkACTE STEM to serve a second term as the 2016-17 OkACTE STEM Northwest vice-president.

This is Shawn’s 6th year teaching. His family is a strong, proud OSU family. Shawn, his wife, and oldest son are OSU graduates. His next son is scheduled to graduate in May. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science Animal Science with a Business option. He is currently working on his Master of Education, School Administration from Southern Nazarene University.  Shawn is an affiliate with the OU Electrochemistry Department, his project is working with oxalic acid degradation of 1018 Carbon Steel sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Shawn is a HOSA adviser at Northwest Technology Center, Fairview. His Biomed students have placed 2nd in Chemistry and Environmental Science at the Oklahoma State Science Fair in Ada, OK over the past two years. Shawn has worked with the local FFA to send two teams to compete at nationals for the Ag-Science fair over the last two years as well.

OkACTE is 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 Shawn!

State Officer Honors

Congrats Riley Beeler on being selected as a HOSA State Officer for 2016-17! Riley is a senior at Alva High School and a student in NWTC, Alva campus Health Careers program. Instructor Brooke Meyer.

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!