Recognition

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!  

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 […]

FLYING HIGH AT OKLAHOMA SPEEDFEST

Great Plains Technology Center’s “Frigates” team had the fastest plane at the 2016 Oklahoma State University Speed Fest Championship at Stillwater.  The Frigates’ plane named “The Thrill” hit 60 mph shattering the previous record of 51mph.  The Great Plains team also won the competition’s “Best Airplane Build” based on its construction quality and innovation.   The […]

GPTC Senior Ciara Cardona Featured Sports Magazine.

Frederick High School senior Ciara Cardona will be featured in the February issue of VYPE magazine.  VYPE is a widely read Oklahoma publication that features high school athletes and their accomplishments.  Ciara is enrolled in Great Plains Nursing Assistant career major.   She was selected for the All Region High school Girls Softball Honor.   She is […]