CV Tech’s El Reno Campus Re-Opens

January 10, 2017

EL RENO – Weather lingo is second nature to Oklahomans. Many can identify a hook echo on a radar before learning to drive.

Outflow and inflow. Updrafts and downdrafts. These terms cause folks to shift their attention upward each spring as the clouds darken.

Canadian Valley Technology Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters admits to keeping one eye on the sky often during his 40-plus years in education.

Nothing properly prepared him for the fateful Friday evening of May 31, 2013.

Conner Retires As Auto Body Instructor

January 4, 2017

CHICKASHA – Loyd Conner points up to a wall in his shop and smiles. Fenders, front panels, a car hood or two.

“That’s my wall of fame,” Conner says proudly.

Star pupils of the past completed each of the projects that adorn the north wall inside the Auto Body Technology classroom at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

Conner used the wall as inspiration for students.

“This is how I want this to look,” he told each student as he imparted years of wisdom. The smart ones perk up, because they are about to learn something.  

CV Tech Named Top Workplace in Oklahoma Fourth Consecutive Year

December 15, 2016

EL RENO – Don’t let the name fool you. Canadian Valley Technology Center sits high on a hill. Metaphorically speaking.

No other educational entity besides Canadian Valley has been recognized each of the four years that the list for Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces has been released.

Stuffed Animal Drive to Benefit Area Children

December 9, 2016

CHICKASHA – In the spirit of the season, it could be said that children and stuffed animals go together like milk and cookies.

Students in the Business Office Technology program at Canadian Valley Technology Center had the former in mind when contemplating a community outreach project.

Each year, class leaders in the student organization – Business Professionals of America (BPA) – plan an outreach in conjunction with an area organization.

Health Careers Students Donate 1,200 Articles of Clothing to Crisis Center

December 9, 2016

 EL RENO – Toughness has many meanings.

Tough people are attractive. Respected. Far too often, however, toughness crosses a line.

One in three women, and one in four men are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to information provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

On average, roughly 20 people each minute are physically abused. That amounts to more than 10 million in a calendar year.

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.”