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.

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.