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NW ConnectED “Industry Tours for Educators”


NW ConnectED “Industry Tours for Educators” is a cooperative effort of representatives from 20 Northwest Oklahoma counties. This group includes employers, workforce specialist, and educators from public schools, CareerTech, and higher education. The mission of this group called NW HIRES (“Helping Individuals Reach Employment Success”) is to connect employers, workforce, and educators to amplify employment and educational opportunities for students in Northwest Oklahoma. This year’s event is the first of many to come through the efforts of NW Hires!

Participants had the opportunity to meet with Jennifer Miller of Oklahoma Economic Development Association, Steve Crank of OK Employment and Security, and Amanda Wills of Community Development Support Association in addition to Jimmy Stallings, President / CEO / Principal Engineer of ENVIROTECH, Engineering and Consulting, Inc. Industry tours offered participants the opportunity to tour the facilities and learn of the many career opportunities available to students of NW OK. Tours conducted were at US Gypsum at Southard and Great Salt Plains Health Center in Cherokee.

Educators participating are: Troy Hutchinson – Fairview, Stephanie Ewald – Fairview, Tim Argo – Alva, Katie Strehl – Freedom, Lindsey Headlee – Cherokee, Linda Rauh – Canton, Gina Bohlen – Ringwood, Vicki Ewbank – Fairview. Alex Mantz of the Alva Chamber of Commerce along with Northwest Technology Center representatives: Daren Slater, Colt Shaw, Jane Harris, Steve Kliewer, Charlotte Hadwiger, Dr Gerald Harris, and Sharee’ Madsen.

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.

FCCLA students recognized as State Officer and place at state


“My heart is full right now! Today has been a highlight of my career as I first watched Miss Ceairra Gulliford totally awe and inspire me by totally rocking her state officer duties at the state FCCLA Convention in front of a few thousand Oklahoma members…next I got to see Miss Jasmine Alexis Wheeler (Jazzy) walk across the stage to get her first place ribbon that qualifies her for national competition in Atlanta this summer…these two young ladies traveled WAY outside their comfort zones to accomplish something that very few are capable of doing or even trying…I could not be more proud of them…and oh yeah, these are the same two that are traveling to Providence in a week or so to compete at ProStart nationals!!!!….also, a huge shout out to the other members who got up at the crack of dawn to go support their FCCLA family!!!”

-Jeanette Blevins, Culinary Instructor and FCCLA advisor

HOSA Students Qualify for Nationals

Congratulations to the Health Education TeamKara Hamen, Halah Canaan and Shycotta Stonehocker! Instructor Tara Thomas.

Congratulations CPR/ First Aid Team of Crissa Edstrom and Katey Bullock! Instructor Tara Thomas.

Congrats to Nuvia Gonzalez, NWTC student and a senior at Fairview High School. Nuvia placed 3rd in the Healthy Lifestyle event. Instructor Debra Button.

These students will be attending the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas June 20-23, 2018.

BioMed Students Compete at State


Today Oklahoma next month, we take on the world!

This is what an engineer looks like, Taylor McKinney won 2nd place at the State Science Fair in Energy, Transportation & Engineering.

Congratulation to Morgan Hamen, 3rd in Medical and Health Sciences at the State Science Fair. Morgan also won a Scholarship to SWOSU, way to go Morgan.

Congratulations Melissa Perez 3rd at the State Science Fair in Microbiology and Biochemistry.

Instructor Shawn Cusack.