Lowe Wins National PACE Award

December 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS -- Canadian Valley Technology Center Industrial Coordinator Dick Lowe has been named 2016 Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education (PACE) Ambassador of the Year.

Lowe, of Amber, accepted the award on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where he attended ACTE's Career Vision 2016. It is the largest annual gathering of career and technical education professionals. Lowe was there as one of five finalists for the Association for Career and Technology Education (ACTE) Administrator of the Year award. 

Auto Body Students Repair Salvation Army Kettle Stands

November 15, 2016

CHICKASHA – Weeks before any cash is dropped into the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this holiday season, a gift of another kind has been presented to the local branch of the international charity.

Students enrolled in the Auto Body Technology program at Canadian Valley Technology Center repaired 14 Salvation Army kettle stands as a community service project.

The portable stands hold the matching red kettles. Each stand is expected to be placed strategically throughout the area this winter at designated collection sites.

Construction Trades Students Provide Concrete Driveway for Non-Profit Compassionate Hands

October 28, 2016

YUKON – Just a few steps from the location of a community service project completed last year, students enrolled in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Construction Trades program have been at it again.

On the heels of planning and constructing an outdoor food storage building for the non-profit Manna Pantry, students now have designed and constructed a concrete driveway and pad for a van owned by neighboring non-profit Compassionate Hands.

Chickasha Campus Recognized for Business Yard of the Month

October 28, 2016

CHICKASHA – As air temps cool, fall flora shines brightest. Pansies, mums and decorative kale are among the cool-season plants added recently to the landscape by Service Careers students at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s campus along West Michigan Avenue.

Horticulture is a major part of the curriculum for students enrolled in Service Careers, and instructor Chad Bailey ensures the students get plenty of practice in preparation for careers among many of them in this field.

Onlookers have taken notice.

Jallane Link Retires After 26 Years in Education

October 12, 2016

CHICKASHA – Though it was not an audible voice Jallane Link heard, she got the message loud and clear.

“It’s time to slow down,” she said.

Link, 65, of Chickasha, recently retired after 26 years in education. The past 14 years she worked at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Chickasha Campus.

Link taught Business Office Technology at CV Tech. Graduates of the program have become receptionists, secretaries, business owners, paralegals, even accountants.

“A lot went on to college,” she said. “A lot of them became friends.”

Business Office Program Offers Career Options

October 5, 2016

YUKON – Crunching numbers is a snap for Sarah Kinnamon. She grew up with a love of math and admits that drove her to being a careful planner, always calculating the course ahead.

This internal hardwiring has steered the Mustang High School senior toward a seemingly fitting lifelong career pursuit.

Kinnamon, 17, plans to become an insurance actuary. The field of study is a distant cousin to accounting. In short, actuaries calculate and manage risk and uncertainty.

Students Want Distracted Driving Deaths Halted

September 26, 2016

CHICKASHA – A group of young ladies at Canadian Valley Technology Center has banded together in taking a pledge and issuing an ensuing challenge to peers.

The pledge is part of the Oklahoma Challenge Project that intends to snuff out a dangerous practice resulting in eight deaths daily in the U.S., according to information supplied by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis.

Top-Rated Childcare Center Relocating Soon, Seeking Applicants

September 1, 2016

YUKON – Reconstruction is the final stretch at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus with anticipated re-opening scheduled for January 5, 2017.

Crews are still installing, painting, flooring and paving the site that was decimated by the May 2013 tornado.

One of the featured areas at the site is a completely new childcare center that is more centrally located.

CV Tech Graduate Mathes Getting A Charge Out of Career, Life


YUKON – Where there is power, there must also be knowledge, says Rory Mathes.

Mathes, 39, of Yukon, has invested considerable classroom time and on-job training in his quest to become a licensed journeyman electrician.

He became an apprentice technician upon completion of the Electrical Trades program at Canadian Valley Technology Center in 2011.

Pre-Engineering Program Expansion Offers STEM Education to More Students

AUGUST 18, 2016

CHICKASHA – A new school year has dawned at Canadian Valley Technology Center, and along with it the school’s newest program makes an appearance on campus for the first time.

CV Tech’s Pre-Engineering was launched last year as an embedded program for sophomores at Chickasha High School.

This year, the 13 juniors enrolled in the program will spend half their school day at CV Tech’s Chickasha Campus with instructor Julia Cook.

Sophomores will remain offsite in the embedded program at their high school.