CV Tech Receives Gold Star Award For Sixth Consecutive Year

Canadian Valley Technology Center Graphic Design students Arian Vaught and Laura Andrews share a skit with class members during a film making seminar at CV Tech’s Cowan Campus in Yukon earlier this year. Ninety percent of CV Tech’s students either get a job in a field related to their area of study, go to college or enter the military.

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.

The Gold Star program recognizes technology centers that have demonstrated excellence in criteria that includes completion rate, placement rate and capacity. The official presentation of this year’s award is made during the annual Career Tech summer conference in August, in Oklahoma City.

“I have said for many years that our faculty and staff are world class,” said CV Tech Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters. “A sixth consecutive Gold Star award is certainly a fitting affirmation.

“Canadian Valley has some of the most genuine, hard-working employees that you will ever meet. They all share a commitment to providing the very best education programs and services ensuring that our students succeed. That sets us apart.”

Winters said the Gold Star Award is not a competition between technology centers, rather a standard that all of them try to achieve.

“Criteria for this award are very difficult to reach,” he said. “We don’t win this award without a large number of our students who enroll in full-time programs getting jobs in fields for which they trained.”

Currently, 90 percent of full-time students are either placed into related jobs, enroll in college or enlist in the military. Roughly a third of CV Tech students go on to college.

CV Tech is a publicly funded school (established in 1970), which provides full-time training for high school and adult students, adult and career development courses and customized training for area businesses and industries. The school operates campus sites in Chickasha, El Reno and Yukon. For information, visit the school’s website at