Author Archive for admin

Business Development Center Videos

Kenneth D. Taylor Scholarship

GPTC board members and former co-workers came together Tuesday night to honor retired (and long-time) principal at the Lawton campus—Ken Taylor.  Previous superintendents Kenneth Bridges and Dr. Tom Thomas were present when Superintendent Clarence Fortney and GPTC Board President Clark Smith presented Taylor with a photo depicting Great Plains first class of instructors (there were […]

Learn to take the best pictures of your life!

Frederick photographer extraordinaire Jennifer Grice will teach a Digital Photography class Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., starting March 21st and running through April 27th. Bring a friend or make it a family affair and learn to take memories that will last a lifetime! Tuition is just $79 and there’s a 50% […]

“Let’s learn to make homemade tamales”!

Frederick’s own outstanding cook Fabian Reyes will return to the Great Plains campus Tuesday evening March 21st to teach a fun and tasty class on how to make homemade tamales! Fabian’s classes always sell out so reserve your seat today. Tuition is just $25 for this class that will run from one night only from […]

Two Great Plains Surgical Technology students serving on HOSA!

For the first time in Great Plains Technology Center history two of its students are serving simultaneously on a statewide student organization.! Kyle Carroll and Anthony Scales, both Great Plains Surgical Technology students, were elected to the Oklahoma chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), an international student organization created to promote career opportunities […]

Janey Johnston Scott makes generous contribution for the purchase of Automotive Services Technology.

Janey Johnston Scott, daughter of the late Julius “Ju Jonhston” an original board of education member at Great Plans Technology Center, who served from 1970-1976,  contributed a $25,000 gift to the technology center Automotive Services Technology program earlier this month.  The funds were earmarked for the purchase of automotive technology.  Building 400 on the Lawton […]

Congratulations to the new owner of Great Plains Student Built House!

Nora Sovo representing the Comanche Nation Housing Authority made the high offer of $86,025.00.   Plans are for the 3BR/2B house to be moved within the next 90 days.    The Great Plains Technology Center Foundation, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization finances construction of the house.  Any profits provide scholarships and other financial support for Great […]

Tillman County Emergency Services named Great Plains “Partners for Progress” Award Winner for 2017

The Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education, (OKACTE) and the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers (OATC) named the Tillman County Emergency Services as Great Plains Technology Center’s “Partners for Progress” Award Winner for 2017. John Noel, Great Plains Director of Adult Career and Development, said that Ralph Washburn who directs the Tillman County Emergency […]

GPTC Ambassadors learn leadership

The Great Plains Technology Center Ambassadors Program held their monthly training session on January 25, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 2:50 PM in the Building 100 Auditorium. This month’s training focused on leadership. The training consisted of various speakers and exercises to teach students the value of leadership. Phil Kennedy, owner of Comanche County Lumber […]

STEM preparing students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Thanks to a multitude of state, regional and national programs and initiatives, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines are growing in popularity. Cameron University is committed to such initiatives, with approximately 40 percent of CU degree programs falling under the STEM “umbrella.” Cameron graduates who earn degrees in these areas are primed for […]