CHICKASHA – Police detectives in Chickasha have something new up their sleeves thanks to two area students.

CV Tech’s Interactive Media students Jacob Blue and Michael Ledbetter designed a new logo for the investigations unit at the Chickasha Police Department.

The idea for a new design was birthed by detectives, who were enrolled in evening photography classes at CV Tech.


CHICKASHA – Makers have a common goal of tapping the unlimited stream of ideas racing through the human mind and moving the needle from passive consumers toward active producers. 

The so-called maker movement includes people of all ages who produce projects of all types. Robots, art, green energy and wearable electronics just to name a few. Even Raspberry Pi, which is nothing like apple pie but is certainly the heartbeat of homemade gadgetry and open electronics.


Canadian Valley Technology Center has upgraded its brand to include a new logo mark. The school has featured roughly the same logo for the past quarter-century.

Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters sought a new brand to reflect a renewed spirit of commitment and camaraderie after the recent construction of a new building at the Chickasha Campus and in time for the re-opening of the El Reno Campus, which was destroyed by a May 2013 tornado.

“We’re aligning our marketing efforts behind a strong and consistent look, feel and experience,” Winters said.


YUKON – Canadian Valley Technology Center’s annual bedding plant sale is April 15-17 at Yukon Middle School’s greenhouse.

Besides bedding plants, students from CV Tech’s Service Careers program also will be selling hanging baskets, tomato plants and several varieties of pepper plants.

All plants were grown from seed in the greenhouse, which is part of the curriculum for Service Careers students.

The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and continues until 3 p.m.

CV Tech’s Carver Named National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

CHICKASHA – Mary Beth Carver calls it the family business. Teaching is a passion passed through bloodlines for three generations of ladies in her family.

Carver, 52, of Chickasha, cannot imagine a career in anything else.

Others statewide and across the nation have taken notice of her dedication in the classroom. Carver has just been named American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

She will accept the award at the AAFCS’ national convention in June in Jacksonville, Fla.

CV Tech inducts students into National Technical Honor Society

CHICKASHA, OK- Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Chickasha campus recently inducted 27 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Ten second and third-year honorees were also recognized during the ceremony.

Marria Bratcher, Human Resources Manager for the State Treasurer of Oklahoma, spoke to the honorees during the ceremony and encouraged them to create a positive work reputation.


YUKON – Two teams of students from Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Pre-Engineering program are heading to the VEX Robotics World Championship on April 15-18 in Louisville, Ky.

The two teams were part of the winning alliance at the VEX Robotics State Championship March 7 at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

VEX Robotics encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. Each year, VEX Robotics develops a new game for its competitions. This year’s game is called Skyrise.

CV Tech students compete at State BPA contest

CHICKASHA, OK (March 12, 2015) – Three students in CV Tech’s Business Office Technology program at the Chickasha campus competed recently at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Spring Conference and contest at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee.

Jallane Link, BPA adviser and Business Office instructor, expressed pride in her students’ outstanding accomplishments. “I am very proud of each one of my students who competed at State this year. They all did a fantastic job.”

Business Office Tech students who competed include:

Technology, working with medical professionals is key to producing job-ready grads

The Oklahoma health care industry is prime for growth, and Canadian Valley Technology Center focuses on producing job-ready graduates for one of the fastest growing job fields in the state.

A 10-year forecast shows that personal care aides, nursing assistant and home health aides will offer the most new jobs in the sector, according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The need for licensed practical nurses will increase 36 percent, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Canadian Valley Tech partners with local business of progress

Garrett Trucking and Tubular was honored at the Oklahoma History Museum last week as Canadian Valley Technology Center’s 2015 Partner for Progress.

The Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education (OkACTE) Partners for Progress award recognizes businesses and industries that have made outstanding contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technology centers in Oklahoma.