Teacher Technology Days 2022

SouthernTech offers Teacher Technology Days Drew Butler dbutler@cherryroad.com Local educators became the students on Tuesday and Wednesday as they visited SouthernTech for Teacher Technology Days. While there, they were able to get personal experience with some of the many programs the career and technology center has to offer. Marketing Coordinator Erica Gay said the hands-on experience…

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2022 Completion & Certification Ceremony

The 2022 Completion and Certification Ceremony was a great success!  We ceased the opportunity to celebrate the excellence, leadership, and innovation of our students.  We realize that our students are entrusted to us by parents, partner schools, school counselors, and community businesses.  With this relationship in mind, the Completion and Certification Ceremony was a reflection…

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National Technical Honor Society Ceremony

National Technical Honor Society

What is National Technical Honor Society? The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. As the honor society for Career & Technical Education, NTHS serves over 100,000 active members annually in both secondary and postsecondary chapters across country. Since…

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BPOC Coming Soon!

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Peace Officer Training Comes to Southern Oklahoma SouthernTech is preparing to start a new Basic Peace Officer Certification training program at its extension center in Marrietta, Oklahoma.  In response to the critical training needs for local law enforcement agencies, SouthernTech is taking the first steps to be one of a handful of Career Technology Centers that offer the Basic Peace Officer Certification…

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Friend of Guidance Award

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Wilson Counselor, Labeth honored as Friend of Guidance Claudia Labeth was recently named the 2021 Friend of Guidance award recipient by the Association for Career and Technical Education. Labeth is being honored for making significant contributions to the advancement of career guidance and counseling. As a 36-year veteran in the Oklahoma public school setting, she…

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New Leadership

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SouthernTech Announces New Leadership SouthernTech is set to start the 2021-2022 school year with a new superintendent. At the SouthernTech board meeting in February, Dr. David Powell submitted his resignation announcing his retirement effective June 30, 2021.  In a subsequent move, the district’s board approved the hiring of current Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Eric Ward, to…

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The Gift of a Technical Education


By Erica Gay – SouthernTech Marketing Coordinator A gift.  We all have a different idea of the perfect gift.  From year to year, the gift list changes just as our lives inevitably do.  Sometimes the gift is in a pristinely wrapped box sealed closed with a colorful bow.  Other times the gift is a handmade…

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Bob Thomason

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Southern Tech Room Named for the Leadership of Bob Thomason Before SouthernTech’s regularly scheduled Board meeting, last Thursday, August 13th, Bob Thomason was recognized for his dedication to the students at SouthernTech. Thomason served 25 years on the SouthernTech Board of Education and was President for all but a few of those years. He was…

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Job Placement Coordinator

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SouthernTech is focused on securing the future workforce for Southern Oklahoma. One way to do this, is to be intentional about linking employers with highly qualified and skilled job candidates. As a model for excellence in career and technology education, SouthernTech is poised to train, prepare, and match students with their desired industry. This will…

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