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.

2016GreatPlains-75The Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers developed criteria for the Gold Star School Award establishing technology centers as exceptional in service to their communities. A sampling of the criteria includes:

  • Evidence the technology center has a current strategic plan that support the strategic plan of the Oklahoma system of Career and Technology Education;
  • A minimum of 80% of all full-time students complete career and technology training;
  • The technology center district must have a communications and marketing program and have a marketing plan must have integrated into the technology center’s strategic plan;
  • The technology center has a commitment to service business and industry by providing at least eight of 19 category areas;
  • The technology center seeks to serve special initiatives or provide additional services sensitive to needs of its constituency by providing five of 10 specific services;
  • The technology center’s students were members of the appropriate student organization (50%); and its students were active in participating in district, and/or state and national student organization competitive events.

Jeremy Wright, 3D Animation instructor, who has had four student teams go on to win first place nationally, represented Great Plains at the Summer Conference awards ceremony and general session.