Workforce Training in Grady County is Key to Developing Stronger Local Businesses

February 5, 2016

CHICKASHA – When complacency becomes common in the workplace, Howard Carpenter steps in to help.

Carpenter and other safety trainers at Canadian Valley Technology Center are tasked with training employees and employers of the Occupation Safety and Health Administration compliance standards.

OSHA, as it’s usually referred, is the enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Labor. It ensures safe and healthful working conditions for American workers. Violations can result in stiff fines of tens of thousands of dollars and sometimes much more.

Business Office Prepares CV Tech Students for Wide Array of Careers

February 5, 2016

YUKON – Kyla Alvarado has already put into practice the skills she acquired in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Business Office Technology program.

Alvarado, 19, of Mustang, designs fliers and bulletins at home for her church, while also helping out with accounting there.

She plans to take her skills to the next level in March as she begins her first professional job as a family’s personal assistant.

Hayes is Finalist for FCCLA State Officer

February 3, 2016 

CHICKASHA – Desaray Hayes of Chickasha is among finalists for a state officer position with her student organization, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Hayes, a junior, is enrolled in Early Care and Education at Canadian Valley Techology Center.

FCCLA officer elections are held on April 8 at the state convention in Oklahoma City. The 10-person officer team serves during the 2016-17 school year.

Thorson Named Nominee for Presidential Scholars Program

February 3, 2016

YUKON – Ariel Thorson has enjoyed a whirlwind winter. Shortly after scoring a 35 on the American College Test (ACT), her educational future began really taking shape.

First came a full tuition waiver to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Last week, Thorson was informed that she is a nominee for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Holt Graphic Design Student Earns Regional Art Honor, Shot at National Accolades

February 2, 2016

YUKON – Riley Pierce is thankful for second chances. For a second straight year, Pierce’s artwork will go before a national panel of judges.

The Piedmont High School senior is enrolled in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Graphic Design program at the Holt Campus.

Pierce recently is a Gold Key award winner in Digital Art for the Oklahoma region and thereby earned a second consecutive shot at national accolades.

His artwork entitled, “Dust A Dot Away” will be showcased at an event at Tulsa Community College on Feb 6.

Graphic Design Students Produce Book for Children in Wake of Storm

January 27, 2016

YUKON – As a Graphic Design instructor, Lechelle Calderwood is charged with motivating a classroom full of students with an unquenchable thirst to be inspired.

Last summer, Calderwood conceived an idea for a student project at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Holt Campus that included writing, illustrating and designing a children’s book.

Chickasha Campus Digital Media Student Wins Cash Prize for Video About Saving Money

January 25, 2016
CHICKASHA – Jacob Blue is a firm believer in saving for the future.

In fact, armed with inspiration from a financial literacy class he is taking at Chickasha High School, Blue entered a video contest to showcase skills he acquired by also being enrolled in Digital Media Technology at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

“Lights, Camera, Save!” is a contest sponsored by the American Bankers Association that encourages teenagers to save money and to use money wisely.

Early Care Student Introduces Bilingual Terms to Preschoolers

January 22, 2016
​CHICKASHA – Desaray Hayes has piles of research touting the benefits of teaching preschoolers a second language.

Hayes, a junior at Chickasha High School, enrolled in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Early Care and Education program with hopes of learning how to reach and relate to young children.

Now she has paired the two. Hayes recently introduced Spanish terms to preschoolers at the school’s Chickasha childcare facility as part of a project for her student organization, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

CV Tech Hosts El Reno Chamber Coffee

District Administration Building Named for its CEO, Winters

January 13, 2016
EL RENO – Greg Winters never wavered from the promise he made on ABC television the night of May 31, 2013.

“Nobody loses their job. School starts on time in August,” Winters told ABC’s Ginger Zee as he surveyed the aftermath and feared the worst following the widest tornado on record.

Canadian Valley Technology Center, for which Winters has been superintendent since 2008, was battered by the massive storm. All nine buildings on the campus were destroyed.