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Silver-Line Plastics named Great Plains Technology Center’s “Partners for Progress” Winner.

Silver-Line Plastics manager Tim George accepted the award that was presented Thursday at OKC. Silver-Line and Great Plains partnership is absolutely, mutually beneficial. Silver-Line has opened its plant for GPTC tours, (Wow! is it clean and smooth operating). It’s also spread the word about the quality of training it has received from GPTC. Great Plains […]

Oklahoma’s Young Entrepreneurs of the Year

High tech embroidery and laser imprint machines are constantly humming these days at Affinitee Graphics as production has steadily increased for the five year old company. It’s Affinin-t-e-e as in t-shirts. Custom imprinting or embroidering shirts is the core product at Affinitee—with a state-of-the art production facility in Apache and a showroom in Lawton. Owners […]

COMBINATION COLLISSION/AUTO BODY “APPLY NOW. START NOW”

If you are interested in Auto Body Technology as a career there’s never been a better time to get started at Great Plains.  There are immediate openings in the full-time Combination Collision program for both adult and high school students.  Tuition is free for high school students.  Financial aid is available to adult students who […]

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING AT GREAT PLAINS!

With the Great Plains Technology mobile app, you can stay up-to-date with what’s happening on campus with a touch of the button! Easily navigate through current news and events, job announcements, or check out the latest updates with social media like Facebook and Twitter. Quickly retrieve contact information, view course catalogs, and receive important announcements […]

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 […]

Conference Table

It took the Great Plains village to custom build a one ton, 17ft. x 6’ Conference Table They say it takes a village to raise a child – well it took many members of the Great Plains Technology Center village to custom-build a one-ton conference table for the new Business Development Center. When Lawton businessman […]

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 […]

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 Videos

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 […]