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Spring Plant Sale Returns to CV Tech’s El Reno Campus

April 6, 2017

EL RENO – A new greenhouse full of annual bedding plants awaits visitors to Canadian Valley Technology Center as the school hosts the annual spring plant sale April 13-14.

The greenhouse was relocated to the northeast side of the campus during recent reconstruction. The campus was destroyed by a May 2013 tornado.

Horticulture is a key component of the curriculum in the school’s Service Careers program.

Students do all the work themselves, starting with seeds in the winter. All plants are grown inside the greenhouse and are cared for by students.

CV Tech Quest Day Camps Pair Preteens and Career Exploration

April 6, 2017

EL RENO – Summer preteen day camps in June and July will keep the hallways hopping at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s two area campuses.

CV Tech Quest will feature nearly two dozen class options, including Lego Discovery, Healthcare Highway, PC Gaming & Programming and Digital Photography.

“CV Tech Quest is an exciting way to introduce younger students to careers,” said Canadian Valley’s Jeremy Eaton, who serves as campus director at both sites.

Biomedical Sciences Student Receives Full Scholarship to UCO

April 4, 2017

EL RENO – The medical industry is like a vast expanse, admits Megan Gay. So many career options exist that she had to explore more before jumping in, she said.

Gay, 18, and a Yukon High School senior, enrolled in Biomedical Sciences at Canadian Valley Technology Center with a goal of exploring advanced medical studies before college.

Service Careers Students Build Cabinetry for County Communications Unit

March 23, 2017

CHICKASHA – Dale Thompson believes public officials should seek ways to save taxpayer dollars.

That’s why the Grady County Emergency Management director recently turned to his alma mater at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

Taxpayers saved thousands of dollars, Thompson said.

That’s because CV Tech’s Service Careers instructor Chad Bailey worked carpentry skills into class curriculum in order to upgrade the county’s heavy communications emergency response vehicle. 

Watson Believes Pre-Engineering Can Help Him Impact the World

February 23, 2017

YUKON – Cody Watson peers at the sky and sees possibilities. Not limits.

Watson envisions a future with NASA. Or Spacex. If neither pans out, he could always apply to work with Formula 1 racing or The Boeing Company.

Watson, 16, and a Tuttle High School junior, wants to impact the world.

The next step for him was enrolling this year in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Pre-Engineering program.

Standley Systems, CV Tech Are Partners for Progress in 2017

February 23, 2017 

CHICKASHA – Edna Standley no doubt saw the joy her son Fred had each time he fixed something. As many mothers do, she sought ways to ignite his fervor.

At a time in the early 1930s when America longed for good times to return, young Fred discovered what made him tick. He longed to turn his passion into a small niche business.

Edna must have seen decades into the future the day she traded a small piece of land in Amber, Oklahoma, for money that helped Fred start a business in nearby Chickasha.

Warren Has Found Her Stride in Male-Dominated Industry

February 9, 2017

EL RENO – Just as in baseball, life throws everyone a curve now and then. Besides being unexpected, curve balls differ greatly from other pitches because they start out looking like any other pitch and then take a sharp downward turn.

Trinity Warren understands this concept quite well. She has suffered the ultimate life curve with the unexpected loss of both parents.

Still, she holds on to hope of a better future for herself and her two younger siblings. She chooses not to dwell on what she cannot control. Instead, she is pressing ahead.

Lowe Elected to National Board of Directors

February 9, 2017

CHICKASHA – Canadian Valley Technology Center Industrial Coordinator Dick Lowe has been elected to a three-year term on the Association for Career and Technology Education’s national board of directors.

Lowe, 58, of Amber, will serve as Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division vice president, beginning July 2018. He was also selected to chair the ACTE bylaws committee for the coming year.

Lowe is the only new board member representing Oklahoma.

Student Sculpture Celebrates Leadership, Successes

February 9, 2017

EL RENO – “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” These words by 19th Century essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson aptly describe a project being undertaken at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

A May 2013 tornado destroyed the El Reno Campus. Before reconstruction was completed recently, staff solicited ideas from students for art projects that are to be displayed at key entrances to the school.

Parker Picked for Early Admission to OU Health Sciences Center

February 6, 2017

YUKON – Libby Parker was at a crossroads. One path followed familiarity. Another less-trodden path was unsure but had the potential to satisfy her heart.

Parker, 17, and a senior at Piedmont High School, said she chose the direction she thinks is best suited for her future.

That led her to enroll in Biomedical Sciences at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

“I had cheer friends at Piedmont who wanted to enroll in Cosmetology,” at CV Tech’s El Reno Campus, she said. “I wanted to be with my friends, but I really didn’t see myself cutting hair.”