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During the summer I began an internship with The Capital Chamber of Commerce. It was quite the experience. As an Administrative Assistant intern I received phone calls from their members, prepared company letters, documents, and performed other office duties. I also learned how to streamline an office for efficiency, create e-mail distribution lists for their members and supporters, attended meetings and participated in Capitol Chamber events within the community. Through my experience working for the Chamber I now network with a host of entrepreneurs, small businesses owners, and corporate employees.
What started out as two-week assignment training in their office as Administrative support has now become a part-time internship for me and I love every bit of it. Not only do I receive training in the classroom at Metro Tech, but on the job as well. At the Chamber, I work alongside Ms. Sharron Jackson cialis without prescription and Ms. Aprille Franks-Hunt.
Ms. Jackson is a Industrial/Business Cooridinator in the Business and Economic Development Center for Metro Technology Centers, the BIS Coach on 1140 am and is the presiding Chairman of the Board for the Capitol Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Aprille Franks-Hunt is the Interim Executive Director for the Chamber and is also a business coach; motivational speaker; social media whiz; entrepreneur extraordinar; and author. Ms. Franks-Hunt has written a non-fictional book that will be released soon entitled, “Confessions of an Independent Woman”. Both ladies are great role models for me and I’m learning a lot about business and entrepreneurship through them. If you are thinking about starting your own business, I encourage you to seek out these two ladies on campus. Their offices and the Capital Chamber of Commerce are located inside the Economic Development Center building on Metro Tech’s Springlake campus. Be sure to check them out!
Dream Casting is a great gift and talent. I stood with my children from Crooked Oak Middle School as they began to dream for themselves. Together we walked college campus of Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Community College, listened to instructors, took pictures, prayed in chapels and dreamed out loud. I was so proud to stand on the corners of dreams. Each generation must work to ensure the next generation feels loved, that they feel needed and to show them their lives matter.
Crooked Oak students had a chance to walk college campuses and place themselves solidly in the future they envision. As a Career Counselor my job is to show the pathways to success, give the keys to wisdom, plant the seeds of hope and shine the light of inspiration. I felt like a proud parent to 63 young leaders. I don’t see my children as others see them; I see them in the light of potential. I see youth not as they are, but as they could be. Each student is born and destined for greatness. I honestly believe this. When I encounter difficult children I look past the attitude and search for the unsaid pain, hurt and sadness. If you are able to see all the unsaid things then you are able to see a child that desires love, acceptance and for someone to believe in them.
So when you see the generic viagra price future do not judge them so harshly because you have no idea how much courage it takes for this generation to rise above and become someone special.
classroom near you,
I live in an inspired world. Filling lives with hope and planting seeds of wonderful dreams. The people I encounter are just as I see them but less of what they see. Cultivating others is what I
enjoy. Taking something from good to great is a challenge. I desire to search the person for the pearls we each posses and help others understand their value.
Every day my life is changed when I encounter all the beauty my students radiate. I don’t see the negative labels others place on them. I simply see what is beneath the surface and I desire to go deep sea diving in their worlds and bring them to life.
By: Ms C.
Bright, colorful, alive
The past does not define you
The present is your gift
Destined for greatness
Only deterred by poor decisions
Your path is yours to walk
Stopping often to enjoy the beauty around you
The future genius
The future parent
The next great thing
If only you can imagine
The career you choose
The specialness you posses
The world needs you to survive
The world needs your unique gifts and talents
Your present welcomes you
Your past releases you
Your future awaits you
Coming to a classroom near you,
Pictures are one of the oldest forms of communication and can be found around the world dating back thousands of years. They allow us to understand and interpret the visual images across all language barriers.
Pictionary is a game played using pictures to discribe a person, place or thing. In reality the pictures we paint to explain the
world around us may not be what they seem or perfect. The path to our destiny are littered with pictures that may lead in all directions.
Students at Crooked Oak Middle School played a game of “Pictonary” where they were asked to draw pictures of careers and discuss future salary, demand and personal interest. Students were able to understand that their perception of careers may not be perfect but were able to interpret what they knew or thought of careers they were interested in.
Knowledge and understanding is the basis of strong decision making abilities. Students must understand they have the power to create bridges to success or bridges to failure. Education serves as one tool out of poverty but mindset plays the strongest role in starting the journey to a full life. I encourage students to open their minds to the endless possibilities of who they want to become and create the bridges to take them there.
Youth play such a vital role in understanding the future dynamics of any society. Being in the classroom in “living color” allows me to better understand the gap in student perceptions of reality and their illusions. I work hard to bridge the gap between perception and action for all students to accomplish their goals.
Coming to a classroom near you,
“Be convicted enough to be committed to change the world starting with yourself.”
Gift # 1: Anyone who goes to Metro Tech is seeking to gain the necessary skills for their chosen career path. This is an understatement. I came here with virtually nothing in regards to training for Administrative Assistant (my major at Metro Tech). I am now fully confident in the skills I’ve acquired. This is a big stepping stone that will help me further my career in business.
Along with my extensive training, I’ve gained something that I didn’t expect; personal development. As I was given the opportunity to take a leadership role as the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Class
President, I’ve learned so much about people and even more about myself.
Gift # 2: Metro Tech has exposed me to people that I love having in my life, priceless. In a matter of months, we grew as a family. It was unreal. I feel so comfortable with my classmates, other students, my teacher and all of the staff I have gotten to know at Metro Tech.
My classmates and I have an amazing support system, and we’re always pushing each other to go further and to do better. It’s a truly awesome gift to gain different insights from each other. My teacher is always there for me. It’s comforting to have such a strong person watching out for me. As for the staff, there is nothing they won’t do to help me achieve my goals.
Gift # 3: Words cannot express the endless amount of opportunity Metro Tech has given me. From volunteering in my community to being a leader, I have several opportunities to pay it forward. We have worked events like raising money for the United Way through a Garage Sale. Students and staff donated clothes, toys, and appliances and we worked the sale from beginning to end.
At the Festival de las Americas parade we showed support to our cherished Hispanic community. Over 80 students marched the streets of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, representing our school.
The biggest honor was to volunteer during the Creativity World Forum. This spectacular event was to promote advancement in all areas of life through creativity. This was the first time the
forum had been held in the United States and Oklahoma City was chosen. I knew this was a once-of-a-lifetime opportunity and because of Metro Tech, I was able to take it.
With all of the opportunities to giving back to the community; there is ample amount of opportunity for professional development. “Winning the Workplace Challenge” was a workshop held at Metro Tech. The workshop taught exercises on how to deal with conflict in the workplace. There was also the BPA’s Fall Leadership Conference. I had the honor of meeting the BPA State President. I attended his workshop and learned a lot more about what it is to be a leader and what it can mean for me, my career and my community.
Metro Technology Centers has given me more than what I expected and for that I am grateful.
THANK YOU METRO TECH!!!
Man oh man, has the Information Technology Center (ITC) been busy! I mean, I know we’re always busy there, but today I noticed just how busy students and teachers in the ITC building really are. You’d be amazed with the “ITC Breakfast”, the Installation of the BPA Officers and the Christmas decoratin all happening in one day.
First let me explain about the “ITC Breakfast”. So you wake up fairly early in the morning, on top of getting ready, you may have children or have to run early morning errands. You get to school and for a while you focus on your work, and “BAM”, it hits you, hunger.
We all know hunger makes it somewhat difficult stay on the tasks at hand. So a brilliant teacher came up with an even more brilliant idea, the “ITC Breakfast”. Every morning, during our first break, students volunteer to serve all who are hungry in the ITC building. Students also supply their favorite cereal while the teachers provide spoons, bowls, milk, and gloves. This is so we never run out. This is an everyday thing that promotes a better rapport with all of the students (to me at least). If the other campuses don’t have breakfast, I think they should.
The Business Professionals of America (BPA) Installation was also today. This event was held to officially recognize the Officers of the Business Professionals of America from the Information Technology Center. The officers are people who hold positions like, parliamentarian, reporter, or vice president in each class. There were two sessions, for the A.M. and P.M.. Most of the teachers from the ITC building and our Director were there. The event was in the HCC building, not far from our own. The area looked like a mini theater, pretty cute. It was a bit too warm for my liking, but seeing my classmates receive their certificates made it well worth it.
Aside from the busy day, my mind kept wandering back to the beautiful decorations I saw this morning as I was walking down the ramp in the ITC building. The Student Advisory Counsel members from the P.M. were responsible for this gorgeous display. I got the chance to talk to a couple of them and got the scoop on how their activity went. It took them about 2 hours. They enjoyed decorating and enjoyed getting to know each other more. A member said putting up the decorations created a mood that inspired a warm holiday, family feeling. To me, our Christmas tree does reflect the warm feeling you get from the people in the Information Technology Center.
I have truly enjoyed my Accounting classes here at Metro Technology Centers. Mrs. Hudson is an outstanding instructor. She is passionate in making sure all of her students are successful in their endeavor of completting their goals and preparing for the workforce. Mrs. Hudson makes sure we set goals, not just for the class, but for life! Mrs. Hudson is understanding yet stern: She has allowed her students to take charge in starting activities and getting the entire campus involved.
We even have fun with birthdays and holidays!
I have successfully completed the Full Charge Bookeeping course with a Certification and a 4.0 GPA.
Mrs. Hudson, I have truly enjoyed being in your class.
Thank you for your patience, joy, kindness and expertise. You have made a great impact in my life and career.
Again I say thank you,
Full Charge Bookkeeper
The week of Fall Break….broke me off a piece of everything. I think I’m still feeling the effects. Aside from the work (there is always work), a nice lady from the Tinker Federal Credit Union in my building at school had to relocate. I was sad to see her go. We also received cookies on that day, was it a bitter sweet departure?
I’m getting ahead of myself. I attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Fall Leadership Conference! It was awesome~ I was so stoked. It was held at OCU, the campus there is beautiful. We, a group of students and I from the Information Technology Center (ITC), received official Business Professionals of America t-shirts. We then did team-building exercises involving crazy games. It basically taught us that if we’re willing to learn from other people and share that knowledge, as well as our own, then being a part of a team will be no problem. My favorite part of the conference was the President workshop. We talked about qualities that make a good leader, and came to an understanding that we’re the president, not the boss. This means even though we lead, we’ve taken on a role of service and we actually answer to the people. Some of the other students didn’t want to be there, I think it was their hunger talking. I also saw my little (well, younger) sister there. She’s a freshmen at Millwood Highschool. I was proud to see MY little ruffian at the same conference (so proud~). After that I had a huge headache due to Metro Tech spoiling me. Yes, Metro Tech is at fault. I’m used to eating a full meal around 10:30am. Instead, I ate lunch at 12 something. Thus, causing the massive headache…darn my diva meal schedule!
I am suppose to hold monthly class meetings. I was so nervous. My teacher and I finally finished the agenda. I was sweating like a harlot in church, alas, everything worked out great. I learned that I could use a bit of work on my attitude. I have to be able to work under a tight deadline. At least I will be better prepared for the next meeting.