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Metro Technology Centers and Oklahoma CareerTech are joining forces with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) to educate the public, policymakers and the business community about the value of career and technical education (CTE) and
the role it plays in education and developing a qualified workforce to compete in today’s economy. Students will tell the story of CareerTech education through a variety of platforms.
Metro Tech students will explore the roles of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government during Oklahoma Close Up February 15th through 18th. Students will have the opportunity to meet with policy makers and share their accomplishments through Metro Tech.
ACTE is hosting the first Social Media Day on February 17th. Metro Tech students, stakeholders, partners, customers and staff will have the opportunity to tell their story about CTE to the world. Updates on Twitter and Facebook about the importance of CTE’s will be posted and will be connected with the hashtag #careerteched. Metro Tech’s official Facebook page has a discussion board ready to collect those stories. Facebook.com/metrotechnologycenters.
Metro Tech, CareerTech and other Oklahoma technology centers have a critical role in the state and national economy. Technology centers educate future leaders; prepare the workforce with skills and technology; prepare students to be college and career-ready and provide businesses with support to create and keep jobs in Oklahoma.
Students at South Bryant Campus enjoyed playing Santa by stuffing 100 stockings for the Central Oklahoma American Red Cross.
The Red Cross provided the 12 inch net stockings that will be distributed to children through the Oklahoma City area. Students, teachers and staff generously donated gifts and money. The stockings overflowed with a wide range of toys, snacks, hats, stickers, candy, crayons, coloring books, and games for both girls and boys. On December 10th the students presented the stockings to American Red Cross representative, Ms. Melanie.
The students thanked Mrs. Cagigal of the Academic Center for allowing them this opportunity and commented that it made them feel good to participate in the project. The students said that the children would be excited when they saw the goodies that the stockings included. They can imagine the smiles that the stockings will bring.
Thanks to all the Graphic Design and Cosmetology students for their participation in the 2010 Door decorating and manicure/pampering Activity. Today the A.M. Graphic Design students, along with the A.M. Cosmetology students went to the Timberwood Assisted Living Center. We gathered together to decorate doors with holiday decoarations. The Cosmetology students gave manicures to all of the residents. It was a festive project that was widely appreciated by us, the residents and the staff
Metro Tech students are giving back to the community in a big way. This year, Surgical Technology and Graphic Design students are hosting clothing drives. South Bryant students are sponsoring Townsend Elementary school and Surgical Tech students are sponsoring Martin Luther King Elementary and Edwards Elementary.
Graphic Design students are collecting items through December 6th for their “Warming the Winter” drive. Please bring your gently worn or new items to the South Bryant Campus Graphic Design classroom during school hours.
Surgical Tech students are collecting items through December 10th for their “Operation Gloves for Warmth” drive. Their goal is to collect 700 pairs of gloves for 700 students. They are excepting all winter clothing that follows. You can find collection boxes in all sites
on the Springlake campus and, soon, on all Metro Tech campuses.
Items needed for ages 4 – 11:
We want to thank everyone who participated in the SkillsUSA
officer installations at Metro Tech’s South Bryant Campus. Here are just a few pictures of our Graphic Design A.M. and P.M. team.
It is the week of Halloween! Everyone has canadian pharmacy cipro gathered to celebrate the holiday by getting their faces painted by the Graphic Design students. Students from all around the South Bryant Campus gathered and some student brough their kids.
In today’s society the word “swagg” is making its way through music, tv shows, fashion shows, and youth language. Now, the word has surfaced at Metro Career Academy, not in just everyday language by students but as a well organized club. The acronyms in SWAGG stands for (Students.With.Astounding.Gear.and Goals.) and as a swagg member we focus on the ABC’s which are our Attendence for school, our Behavior during school, and our Credits. We also focus on The Three C’s, which are Career, Character, and Community service. If you happen to be buy online viagra out for lunch or on a break, be sure to stop by the Metro Career Academy off of Lincoln and N. E. 48th. Wednesdays are our S.W.A.G.G. dress for success days.
In 2000, Patricia Hudson began working for Metro Tech. Since 2003, Patricia has taken on the role of the Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) coordinator along with her duties as an Instructional Specialist. Patricia not only coordinates student memberships to organizations like SkillsUSA and Business Professionals of America (BPA), she also fills the role of an advocate and mentor.
“I felt that taking this position was a calling. Many of our students never have had the opportunity to be in an organization or in a leadership role,” Patricia said. Many of Metro Tech students have gone onto national competitions because of the diligent preparation that is available to them through Patricia’s efforts.
Once all the students have prepared themselves for an array of competitions through a variety of student organizations, Patricia makes sure their appearance represents their professionalism. The Health Occupations of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA and BPA all require matching blazers and that men wear ties. Students must dress the part to receive their awards at competitions. “One kid couldn’t go on stage because he didn’t have a tie,” Patricia said. “I did what was needed and found him a tie”.
Metro Tech gives a CTSO scholarship of 600 hours of Metro Tech classes to the first, second and third place winners at all state competitions. “This opportunity really makes a difference in the kids’ lives. It gives them a chance to continue their education”. Patricia said. “Once they get that first taste of winning, taking state isn’t good enough; they want to go to nationals”.
Teachers use the “CTSO Survival Guide” Patricia wrote to delegate tasks that are required of each organization’s elected officers. Patricia goes to great lengths to ensure that all students who are participating have the best chance to succeed. From a contest-to-contest basis, she works directly with students to prepare them for Parliamentary Procedure competitions. Parliamentary Procedures are the rules of conducting a business meeting. “You could say Parliamentary Procedures are my baby,” Patricia said. “I try to make it fun and awarding for the students”.
When asked what the most rewarding part of coordinating CTSO is, Patricia didn’t hesitate to answer. “I get to see them grow like I did when I was a teacher. They develop confidence, aspire to set goals and realize they are awarded for their hard work. Hard work pays off.”
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