Recognition

Great Plains Students Capture Innovative Award at World Championship

Great Plains VEX Robotics Team bested more than 500 other teams from around the world and won the INNOVATE Award at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship held in Louisville, KY.  Both Great Plains teams engineering notebooks were also recognized as among the top six.  The INNOVATE Award is presented to a team that demonstrates […]

GREAT PLAINS’ CYBER SECURITY FORENSICS PROGRAM RECEIVES CHECK

Congratulations to Wes Sloan and the Great Plains Technology Center Cyber Security Forensics program. Representatives from Alias Forensics and OneNet presented the program a $1000 check. The funds were raised during the recent GPTC Cyber Security Conference, and will be used to help offset the cost to send two students to the Business Professionals of […]

NINETEEN GPTC STUDENTS QUALIFY TO COMPETE AT WORLD OR NATIONAL CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION CONTESTS

Still standing!  Nineteen Great Plains Technology Center students qualified to compete at national or world Career Technology Student Organization skills and leadership contests.  Qualifiers got to this point by winning at district, regional or state competitions.  Five Pre-Engineering students competed for the VEX Robotics World Championships.  Great Plains VEX team was one of only 60 […]

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!