South Bryant Campus
I believe that CareerTech is in my blood.
My father, my children, and I have all been actively involved in a CareerTech program while we each attended high school. Through my own involvement I learned skills and had the opportunity to participate in leadership and teamwork activities. These experiences provided a strong foundation for me as I later became a CareerTech teacher. Through the years I have had the opportunity to provide similar experiences for my own students and hopefully this will help to continue the impact of CareerTech for many years to come.
*Patricia is the coach for Metro Tech students who are preparing for competitions in Parlimentary Procedure. Her students take pride in the work they do and the competitions they face. You can read more about this year’s Parly team on student blogger, Bianca’s blog. Patricia can answere all of your Parlimentary Procedure questions on Twitter @ParlyPro or find her on Facebook.
*Guest student blogger: Aaron Valles
Metro Tech is preparing me for the career I want. I am currently a second year, baker’s assistant in Culinary Arts. When I was a Sophomore in high school I was unsure about what career path to take.
I’ve always enjoyed food, airplanes and journalism. I eventually chose Culinary Arts at Metro Tech and started my Junior year in high school. I have loved it ever since.
I’ve met great people at Metro Tech. The environment is welcoming and open to new ideas. In my experience, there is a fine line between teacher and student. As a second year student, I find myself teaching first year students what I know. It makes me excited to see the new faces “get it” just like I did the year before.
I have been promoted to a manager status on occasion, making sure everyone is in their place and the kitchen runs smoothly, creating exquisite dishes. There is a time for play and a time to work. Our instructors know how to have fun while teaching, making my experience even more rewarding.
I love to be in the kitchen, tasting our creations and experiencing new flavors. I’m happy about the choice I made to come to Metro Tech while I finished high school. I plan to continue my education after Metro Tech and become the BEST CHEF in Oklahoma!
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.
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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 members.
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 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.
Woo hoo!!! Metro Tech now has student bloggers. Instructors from the various Metro Tech campuses were asked to pick student bloggers to cover events and success stories for their sites. These students will serve as reporters for their Career and Technology Student Organizations. (CTSO) On Friday October 15th, the students met with Bonnie James and myself for blog training. Bonnie did a wonderful job organizing this effort. The bloggers learned how to set up their profiles, post a blog, insert images, media, and hyperlinks, add tags, blogging etiquette, and what their expectations as Metro Tech bloggers are.
EXCITING DAY FOR ASHLEY AND BRIGETTE!!!
“I’m super excited to be a student blogger for MCA. I love the idea that people will get to read what’s going on from a student’s perspective.” said Ashey Crowe.
TERRENCE, CARENA, AND MRS. MARTIN IN TRAINING
Terrence Kimble had this to say about being named a Cosmetology and MCA blogger, “I’m honored to be a blogger. Now I can post and blog about great things I face in life or at school.”
CARENA…. THE BLOGGER!!!
Carena Prather said, “I am very excited about being a student blogger. It will give me a chance to show my experience here at Metro Tech.”
Check out Carena’s first post here……………………http://blog.metrotech.edu/?p=252
“I am really excited about becoming a blogger, but at the same time I do feel kind of nervous because I feel like i’m not really good with my words. I think it will get better because I think this will be fun, so I’m going to stick with it.”
~ Brigette Anderson, MCA and Childcare student
Brigette, we know you and all our other bloggers will be wonderful. We appreciate you all taking your time to share Metro Tech’s story through your eyes.
***** Below are some of the bloggers first stories. Please leave questions and comments. They welcome them!!!