CV Tech Receives Business and Industry Innovation Award

EL RENO -- A project undertaken by the Business and Industry Services Team at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus has been recognized with a statewide PACE Innovation Award.

PACE, or Post-secondary Adult and Career Education, is a division of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. It was formerly known as CBITS, or Customized Business and Industry Training Services. The division promotes partnerships between career and technology education and business and industry.

The award focuses on efforts to benefit Oklahoma’s Energy Training Council (ETC), which is recognized as a quality training program for SafeLandUSA, a nation-wide volunteer organization comprised of companies and educators whose primary goal is to reduce the number of accidents within the energy sector. ETC is officed at Canadian Valley’s El Reno Campus.

Canadian Valley staff members: David Murphy, Laurie Malsom, Tara Porter, Tom Durante, Gary Weaver and Dan Smid collaborated with ETC to greatly increase the accuracy and reduce the turn-around time required to award energy sector workers with the credentials needed to access secure oil and gas sites across the region.

They also took measures to assure the timely upload of information to the SafeLandUSA database while significantly growing the number of trainers delivering this lifesaving program.

ETC/Canadian Valley staff have submitted more than 24,000 of the half million individuals now listed in the nationwide SafeLandUSA database. There are currently 412 ETC/Canadian Valley trainers submitting classes thru this connection. Many of these individuals received their “approved trainer” status thru Train the Trainer sessions at Canadian Valley.