Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:00

Area Career Techs Get Top Honors

Two area Career Tech schools once again have been given top honors by Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers.

Autry Technology Center and Northwest Technology Center were recognized during the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Educators summer conference with the Gold Star Award. The award recognizes technology centers that have met rigid and demanding criteria, demonstrating a high level of excellence.

It is Autry Tech’s 10th year to get the award, and Northwest Technology Center’s eighth year.

“The Gold Star Award requires we look closely at the services we provide, so we can be certain of the impact we are making on our community,” said James Strate, Autry superintendent. “It is an honor to be recognized for the efforts the staff put in every day to help students and businesses succeed. This could not be accomplished without the dedication of our staff, board members and support of the students, businesses and individuals within our district.”

Autry’s service area includes the school districts of Chisholm, Cimarron, Covington-Douglas, Drummond, Enid Public Schools, Garber, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Oklahoma Bible Academy, Pioneer and Waukomis.

“During the past year, Autry Technology Center has worked with over 500 business and industry partners in the areas of training and business development,” said Pat McGregor, OkACTE executive director. “Autry is proud of its business partnerships and its partnerships with other technology centers.”

“It is an honor for our school to receive the Gold Star Award,” said Gerald Harris, NWTC superintendent. “The award is quite an achievement for our staff, board members and for the communities served by Northwest Technology Center. Our staff has worked diligently, but we could not have received this award without the support of the local patrons who attend our classes, support our activities and who utilize our services.”

NWTC serves the school districts of Alva, Aline-Cleo, Canton, Cherokee, Fairview, Freedom, Ringwood and Waynoka.

“During the past year, Northwest Technology Center has worked with over 100 business-and-industry partners in the areas of training and business development,” McGregor said. “Northwest is proud of its business partnerships and its partnerships with other technology centers.”

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