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Instructional Vehicles Purchased with Johnston-Scott Contribution

Automotive Service Technology instructors Michael Thomason and Allen Whittaker know how to stretch a dollar.  They were able to take a $25,000 contribution to the program from Janey Johnston-Scott, couple it with a small expenditure from the school and turn the funds into two instructional vehicles.  Both instructors felt strongly that the newer vehicles, (both […]

Conference Table

It took the Great Plains village to custom build a one ton, 17ft. x 6’ Conference Table   They say it takes a village to raise a child – well it took many members of the Great Plains Technology Center village to custom-build a one-ton conference table for the new Business Development Center. When Lawton […]

INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT BOTH COLLECT NATIONAL AWARDS FOR THEIR I.T. LEADERSHIP

Pre-Engineering instructor Trecia Karinshak and Pre-Engineering Junior, Hope Chambers were both honored recently by the National Center for Women in Information Technology, NCWIT.  Mrs. Karinshak won the 2017 Oklahoma Affiliate Educator’s Award while Hope won NCWIT’s 2017 Award for Aspirations in Computing.  Mrs. Karinshak coached Great Plains Soldiers of Technology VEX Robotics Team that competed […]

Business Development Center – Formally Open

Great Plains formally opened its business incubator, the Business Development Center on Friday, May 4th. A standing-room-only crowd showed up to celebrate completion of the 28,000 sq. ft. facility, Southwest Oklahoma’s newest business incubator. The Business Development Center is an attempt at “do-it-yourself” economic development. Its goal is to take fledgling firms and provide space […]

Students Commit to Attend Great Plains Technology Center

Nearly 300 students solidified their commitment to attend GPTC for the 2017-2018 school year by signing an official Letter of Intent. Students accepted into Great Plains Technology Center’s high school career majors completed their admissions process by signing an official Letter of Intent to attend Great Plains for the 2017-2018 school year during the inaugural […]

Business Development Center and Open House

Great Plains Technology Center’s BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday, May 5th, 2017 10:00 a.m. 1601 South West Park Ridge Lawton, OK OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR Friday, May 5th, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   The Open House will follow the formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that will take place in the center’s McMahon […]

Great Plains Technology Center to offer Truck Driver Training course this summer

Great Plains Technology Center in partnership with Caddo Kiowa Technology Center will offer a Truck Driver Training (Class A CDL) course here at the Great Plains campus. Dates for the 6-week, 253 hour course are July 10-August 18. The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million […]

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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% […]