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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 […]

Woman Up

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 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 […]

GPTC Student Ambassadors develop leadership skills

Sixty Great Plains Technology Center students were selected as “Student Ambassadors” for Great Plains Technology Center. The Student Ambassadors, including seven returning Senior Ambassadors will represent the school at public functions and assist with Great Plains Tech Showcase scheduled for December 6, 7, 8 2016. “The Student Ambassadors is a leadership development program in action”, […]

National Manufacturing Day/October 7th

National Manufacturing Day/October 7th. GPTC Salutes the thousands of SW Oklahomans using cutting edge technology at local MFG. Great jobs! Great products! Great people!  

Annual Frederick Campus Hamburger Cookout!

More than 100 HS students and their parents attended the annual Hamburger Cookout at the Frederick campus.  Students and their families enjoyed grilled burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, and were given the opportunity the meet instructors and tour the facilities. The awarding of prizes and one-to-one previews of GPTC career education programs […]

Great Plains Business Development Center taking shape!

Know a prospective incubator tenant? Tenants will soon begin moving into Great Plains new Business Development Center (business incubator).  Great Plains Director of Maintenance, Jack Whiteman, said tenants will likely start moving in early February after addressing the standard construction “punch list” practice of finishing a “final punch list” starting in late January.  Business Development […]

Night of Welcome

Great Plains welcomed students and families at the annual Night of Welcome. The event offered students and families the opportunity to meet with the instructors and fellow classmates in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere. The evening featured games, grilled hot dogs, sodas, watermelon and ice cream. Plus everyone walked away with great GPTC swag. Approximately […]