Northwest Career Academy

Posted on March 10, 2015


Career Academy logoNorthwest Technology Center in conjunction with your individual community is proud to be able to host the 2015 Northwest Career Academy.  The academy is an entrepreneurship awareness programfor 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. 

As populations continue to age and our students move elsewhere to establish themselves professionally, we have become an area lacking essential service type jobs that everyone uses day to day.  We realize these issues are very broad and are not items that can be resolved without a collaboration of efforts from various entities with numerous perspectives on the issue.  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 Friday, May 29, 2015 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 26– May 29, 2015.  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. 

Allan Poe, Ag Business Management Coordinator at Northwest Technology Center is the director of the program. This is the fifth year for Northwest Technology Center to host the Career Academy.

The 2015 Northwest Career Academy will be held May 26-29. The Application is available in Microsoft Word format - download Application here. Applications are due April 23, 2015.

Parents or guardians, please download and read the Parent Letter - download Parent Letter here.

For more information, please contact Allan Poe by phone at 580.327.0344 or by email at

Updated on 3/10/15