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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

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

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.

Mixer Truck Donation to Provide Diesel Students More Skills

August 17, 2016

YUKON – Upon first glance into the diesel shop at Canadian Valley Technology Center, the casual observer would see only a cement mixer truck.

But it’s much more.  

The large ready-mixed concrete truck is a symbolic bridge uniting a for-profit company with a public school, which by its very nature trains a skilled workforce to fill specific industry needs.

It’s All About the National Board Exam for Nursing Students

July 23, 2016

CHICKASHA – Taylor Smith and Taylor Parham share a name. They also recently shared a classroom. The two have similar work ethics and a passion to help others.

They also took vastly different paths to arrive at the same place.

Smith, 24, of Rush Springs, and Parham, 20, of Chickasha, both recently completed the Practical Nursing program at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

Parham completed several months ago and has been working at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany. Smith takes her national board examination next week.

Tandem Wins Gold at National FCCLA Competition

July 18, 2016

YUKON – In a week of firsts, Brianna Adams reached the pinnacle.

First plane ride. First time to tip a driver. And first time to compete on a national level. Through it all, she came up golden.

Known to friends as “Breezy,” Adams and fellow recent Mustang High School graduate Kailey Irwin swept through the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition in San Diego.

There as representatives of the Early Care and Education class from Canadian Valley Technology Center, Adams and Irwin will interminably be known as national champions.

CV Tech Receives Gold Star Award For Sixth Consecutive Year

June 8, 2016

EL RENO – For the sixth consecutive year, Canadian Valley Technology Center has been recognized as a Gold Star School by the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers.

The award is the highest honor bestowed on a technology center each year, and CV Tech was recognized for the 14th time in its 46-year history.

Free Rescue Training Benefits Rural, Volunteer Firefighters

June 7, 2016

YUKON – Tom Durante has replayed the scene is his mind many times.

A vehicle crashes in rural Oklahoma. People are trapped inside twisted metal.

Minutes count for motorists in such life and death scenarios and for the volunteer firefighters who routinely face such realities in the remote bergs and towns across the state.

Durante is Canadian Valley Technology Center’s district safety coordinator. He and Dick Lowe, industrial coordinator at CV Tech’s Chickasha Campus, organized the top-notch training.

Winters, Bradley Honored By Oklahoma Association of School Administrators

June 7, 2016

EL RENO – For the second time in three years, Canadian Valley Technology Center Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters has been named District 20 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year.

CV Tech’s Bill Bradley was also honored as District 20 OASA Assistant Superintendent of the Year. Award winners are selected by their peers for the regional honors.

Winters, 63, of Piedmont, soon enters his 42nd year as an Oklahoma educator. He has worked at CV Tech since 2008.