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Northwest Career Academy

Northwest Technology Center in conjunction with your individual community is proud to be able to host the Northwest Career Academy.  The academy is an entrepreneurship awareness program for students entering the eighth grade that is made possible by Northwest Technology and Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation in conjunction with local leaders and local lending institutions. The Northwest Career Academy is an awareness program that will allow your child to see opportunity in our area, and will encourage them to take ownership in the future of this area.  Areas of focus will be: passion for their community, personal responsibility and communication, setting goals for their community and working to achieve them, as well as building relationships with community leaders that can last a lifetime. This experience will provide for a four day long experience culminating with a significant scholarship presented on Thursday, May 23, 2019  for each student selected.  The scholarship will be placed in an account and will be payable to the student upon his/her graduation from their local high school and completion of the program.   This scholarship money will be made payable to the student for continuing education or tools of a trade that he or she may have chosen during high school.  The student upon making application is agreeing to attendance of the Academy on May 20 – 23, 2019.  The student is further agreeing to meet annually throughout their high school career with members of their NW Academy class each year for a half day refresher session.  The program will be a unique opportunity for our kids to gain an appreciation for their local community as well as build relationships and leadership skills that we hope will last a lifetime. The 2019 Northwest Career Academy will be held May 20 – 23. The Application is available in Microsoft Word format – Click Here for Application. Additional information may be found at https://nwtech.edu/student-services/student-organizations/ under the Northwest Career Academy section. For more information, please contact Allan Poe, Ag Business Management Coordinator at Northwest Technology Center by phone at 580.327.0344 or by email at apoe@nwtech.edu.

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.