Northwest Tech News - Spring 2014

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Practical Nursing Program Open for Fall 2014 Enrollment

Posted on May 22, 2014


Northwest Technology Center announced today that it is now accepting applications for its Practical Nursing program beginning in November of 2014. The application deadline is August 29. Classes for the 12 month program will begin in early November. The program is available to students from throughout NWTC’s district. Instruction for the class will be held primarily at the Alva campus but clinical sites will rotate at healthcare facilities throughout the area, including, Fairview, Enid and Alva.

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Culinary Students Place Second at ProStart Contest

Posted on May 19, 2014


Donetta Sessions, Matt Kendrick, and Brandy Nunn, members of the Northwest Technology Center Culinary program recently earned their ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification from the National Restaurant Association.

Donetta Sessions and Brandy Nunn placed second in the state ProStart Restaurant Management Competition.

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CareerTech Financial Services Staff Connect During Training

Posted on May 12, 2014


Ashlee Sneary, Human Resources  and Financial Aid Director at Northwest Technology Center was one of thirty Oklahoma technology center financial services staff members recently learned more about the Oklahoma CareerTech System and the issues that confront their offices in TechCENT$.

The professional development program, in its first year, is designed to teach participants the requirements for managing school finances in legal, ethical and responsible ways, said Diane Durham, TechCENT$ program coordinator with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

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Top 10 Finish for NWTC Auto Students

Posted on May 5, 2014


Two NWTC students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program finished 7th in the Statewide Ford AAA competition. Fairview High School senior, Lane Spradlin and Ringwood High School senior, Keaton Beaty put together the Top 10 finish at the recent competition held at OSU-Okmulgee.

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HOSA Winners

Posted on May 1, 2014


Several NWTC students placed at the HOSA State Contest.

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Spradlin Wins State Championship

Posted on May 1, 2014


Lane Spradlin, FHS and NWTC student was named State Champion in the SkillsUSA Auto Tech Secondary Division April 29, 2014, at the SkillsUSA State Contest.

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Fairview Campus Installs National Technical Honor Society Members

Posted on March 24, 2014


Northwest Technology Center, Fairview campus recently held its annual National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) installation. Thirty-one students were inducted into the honor society along with eight returning members. The group is sponsored by Jane Harris, Guidance Counselor and Jessica Schanbacher, Digital Design Instructor. Students must meet strict criteria, including attendance, academic performance and character to be considered for the NTHS.

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NWTC Students Help with Legislative Breakfast

Posted on February 28, 2014


NWTC Culinary students Brandy Nunn and Matthew Kendrick are pictured with Jeff Hickman, OK Speaker of the House at Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast the morning of February 28 at NWTC in Fairview. Students in the Culinary program prepared the breakfast for the community members attending.

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NWTC Students Place at Auto Contest

Posted on February 14, 2014


NWTC students, Austin Turner and Tejay Purcell placed in the SkillsUSA Auto Tech District Contest held February 13, 2014, at Fairview. Turner placed first in the Post-Secondary Auto Tech Division and will go on to the statewide contest held in late April. Purcell placed sixth in the secondary division and is a student at Alva High School. Also competing in the secondary division, but not pictured, was Cale Angle from Cherokee High School. All three students are enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program at NWTC Alva Campus and their instructor is Ron Rader.

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Northwest Tech Celebrates CareerTech Month

Posted on February 11, 2014


Who are the graduates of Oklahoma’s CareerTech system? They are nurses, roofers, electricians, plumbers and truck drivers. They might also be doctors, dentists, engineers, teachers and attorneys! In these crazy economic times, CareerTech is even more important for Oklahomans.

“It would be unlikely to go through life without coming into contact with CareerTech,” said Dr. Gerald Harris, Superintendent at Northwest Technology Center. “The system has a profound impact on all of us, whether we realize it or not.”

Northwest Technology Center is one of Oklahoma’s 29 tech centers that are celebrating February as CareerTech Month. Activities such as community service projects performed by Career Tech student organizations, community meetings, special seminars and many other events will be taking place throughout the month of February. CareerTech will also sponsor several events at Oklahoma’s state capitol.

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School Resource Office Begins Working

Posted on January 10, 2014


Northwest Technology Center in partnership with Alva Public Schools, has hired a School Resource Officer. The hiring of Officer Kris Jones was approved at the school board meetings of both entities. Jones is a two-year veteran of the Alva Police Department. She has one son, Wesley who is first grader at Washington Elementary.

According to Jones “The police department was really excited to have this opportunity to work with the schools to increase student safety and to deter criminal behavior on campus.”
Although her schedule will vary depending on the needs of each campus, Jones plans to spend time daily on the five Alva Public School campuses and at Northwest Technology Center. She will be mainly responsible for safety issues on campus and disciplinary issues when requested.

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Learn How To Apply for College Scholarships

Posted on January 6, 2014


Northwest Technology Center in cooperation with Alva High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State University will present a workshop on financial assistance for higher education. The workshop, “The Insider’s Guide for Applying and Receiving Scholarships” is planned for Monday, January 13 at 7pm in the Seminar Room at Northwest Technology Center, 1801 Eleventh Street in Alva.

Those presenting include: Rita Castleberry, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at NWOSU, Tammy Duncan, Guidance Counselor at Alva High School, Ashlee Sneary, Financial Aid Director at NWTC and Karen Koehn, Guidance Counselor at NWTC. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session.

“Anyone who is considering college or any type of higher education should plan to attend this seminar. High school students are encouraged to bring their parents. The information that is shared will be extremely helpful in creating a financial plan for post-secondary education.” said Koehn. “I encourage anyone with a student as young as the ninth grade to attend and to begin the planning process.”

This is a free seminar; however, please call 580.327.0344 to reserve your seat.

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NWTC’s School Board Has Over Five Decades of Combined Service

Posted on January 9, 2014


January has been designated as School Board Appreciation Month by the Oklahoma School Board Association (OSBA). Experience and continuity on all types of boards are important, but on school boards, it is crucial.

The Northwest Technology Center Board of Education has over fifty years of combined service. Its longest serving member has been on the board for thirty-six years, with one member who has served since September of 2012. Northwest Technology Center’s Board includes: Tom Russell of Freedom, Stan Kline of Alva, Dr. Carl Newton of Cherokee, Dean Meyer of Cleo Springs and Butch Edingfield of Fairview.

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