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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 […]

VEX Robotics February 11th 2017

Will the next National or World VEX Robotics Champion come from Oklahoma? Witness the state championship “live and in person” at Lawton’s Comanche County Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 11th. Great Plains is a host, competitor and co-sponsor of the exciting challenge. More than 70 teams will journey from across the state to compete in the […]

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Senate President Senator Mike Schulz and Miss Oklahoma 2016 headline Scholarship Luncheon/Fundraiser

Oklahoma Senate President Tempore Mike Schulz will headline a GPTC and GPTC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon/Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 30th, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Worley Center.  This will be Senator Schulz first appearance before business and education leaders in Lawton-Fort Sill. Senator Schulz.  The Altus Republican was elected to the senate in 2006.  He served […]

WHAT’S NEXT AT THE FREDERICK CAMPUS?

What career program would you like to see Great Plains offer at its Tillman-Kiowa County campus at Frederick next school year?  The tech center is currently surveying residents and conducting focus groups to help answer that question.  Due to low enrollment the Frederick campus dropped the Executive Administrative program at the end of the 2015 […]

GPTC Frederick carpentry students provide facelift to Masonic Lodge at Frederick.

“The renovation is just beautiful” !  That’s how almost everyone who has seen it describes the remodeling effort at the Frederick Masonic Lodge.  GPTC Carpentry students under the direction of instructor Bryan Smith are renovating the Lodge’s Great Hall and kitchen area.  Mr. Smith’s goal is for the students to complete their work before a […]