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FORT SILL STEM EXHIBIT COMES TO GREAT PLAINS

Great Plains Technology Center students were given a unique educational opportunity to learn how high-tech today’s Army is with the U.S. Army STEM Exhibit October 29, 2019. The special event was sponsored by the Lawton Recruiting Station. Students gained hands-on knowledge in a variety of military STEM areas including simulations, demos, robotics, and more. Representatives […]

Student Built House

The eighth house built by Great Plains Technology Center Building Trades students is now for sale.   The 16-hundred square foot home features three large bedrooms and two baths and is “tricked out” from to bottom.  Upgrades include top tier granite, laminated wood floors, energy efficient vinyl windows, extra insulation lifetime vinyl shingle siding, stacked rock […]

Great Plains Technology Students Receive Entrepreneurship Certificates

Several high school students embarked on a new initiative within their Great Plains Technology Center program…entrepreneurship awareness. This seven module program exposed students to the concepts of business ownership and management. The students who completed the program during the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, were presented certificates of completion from GPTC’s Small Business […]

GREAT PLAINS ACD RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM FORT SILL

In recognition of its training effort in supporting Fort Sill’s Air Defense, a certificate of appreciation was formally presented to Mike Ferguson-Adult Career Development (ACD) Coordinator, John Noel-ACD Director, and Karen Bailey-Deputy Superintendent September 14th. Making the presentation was Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Hemingway and Command Sergeant Major Giancarlo Macri. CW3 Hemingway is the instructor […]

First Ken Taylor Memorial T&I Scholarship

Great Plains presented its first Ken Taylor Memorial T&I Scholarship today to HVAC student Brandon Strange-pictured second from left. Kay Taylor represented the family. Also pictured are HVAC instructor Zach Sale and Superintendent Clarence Fortney. Mr. Taylor was one of the original six instructors hired by GPTC in 1971. He taught Drafting for six years […]

High School Student Aim High with Great Plains’ Project Lead the Way/STEM Courses

Biomedical Science and Medicine If you’re thinking of a career as a physician, nurse, forensic scientist or biomedical technican and you’re creative, motivated and inspired, Biomedical Science and Medicine could be the springboard you need for college success. You’ll solve problems, make discoveries, create projects all while utilizing teamwork and displaying leadership. Through the exciting […]

Motorcycle Rider Courses this Fall

Great Plains Technology Center will offer the Basic Rider Course, sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). This course covers the basic fundamentals of motorcycling. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how to safely ride a motorcycle. Successful completion of this course satisfies the DOD MSF card requirement. It waives the Oklahoma written and driving […]

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 […]