Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Plains Technology Center Named Gold Star School for 11th time

Great Plains Technology Center was named a Gold Star School for the 11th consecutive year at the 49th Annual Oklahoma Association of Career and Technical Education (OKACTE) held in Oklahoma City, August 1-2, 2016. The Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers developed criteria for the Gold Star School Award establishing technology centers as exceptional in service […]

Combination Collision Technology Students Win Grants

  Three Great Plains Technology Center Combination Collision Technology students each won $4,500 tool grant scholarships from 3-M and the National Collision Education Foundation.    Not pictured is student Russell Cook.  Wright, Johnson and Cook are military veterans.   All three students plan to enter the automotive collision repair industry.  England said no other schools in […]

Fortney and Bailey named to lead Great Plains.

Clarence Fortney, a 1977 graduate of Great Plains Technology Center, became the school’s seventh superintendent on July 1st.  Fortney succeeds Dr. Tom Thomas who retired on June 30th. Fortney attended Great Plains welding program as a high school student. He was a teacher’s aide for the welding program and was the lead welding instructor before […]

More than 200 attend August 11th groundbreaking ceremony for Great Plains Business Incubator.

Great Plains took its next step in fostering economic development in its district on August 11th when it broke ground on a 29,000 square feet business incubator.  The facility will house and nurture small business entrepreneurs, who are engaged in light manufacturing, service businesses, commercial food production or commercial arts.  The goal for each client […]

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