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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 […]


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 […]

Nearly 350 high school students commit to attend GPTC for the 2018-2019 school year by signing an official Letter of Intent.

Students accepted into Great Plains Technology Center’s high school career majors completed their admissions process by signing an official Letter of Intent to attend Great Plains for the 2018-2019 school year during the second annual Signing Day events at both the Frederick and Lawton Campuses. The Frederick campus held its Signing Day on April 26th, […]


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 […]

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 […]

Career Tech State Leadership and Skills Competitions are underway.

Jennifer Sengstock, Christina Lee (SurgTech) 1st place  CERT Team Alyssia Penstock-Owen (SurgTech) 1st place     Vet Science Vickie Larson (SurgTech) 2nd place       Vet Science Patricia Meza (SurgTech) 2nd place Clinical Specialty  Cassandra McWhorter, Elizabeth Dodd 2nd place Forensic Medicine Team Jade Long (Mayer/Nolen) 3rd place       Personal Care Madison Winham (Bio) 4th place       Clinical Nursing Caitlin Lewis (Mayer/Nolen) 5th […]

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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 […]

Great Plains Technology Center “Showcases” 21 Career Tech programs to 14-hundred visiting sophomores!

More than 14-hundred sophomores from Great Plains Lawton campus partner schools experienced “Tech Showcase” on November 28-30.  Each student participated in hands-on activities in two programs of their choice.  (Click here to view high school programs/videos).  “Showcase is about helping empower high school students to make the right choices about career education and their futures”, […]

More than 1,400 fifth graders explore career possibilities

Great Plains Discovery Zone introduced more than 1,400 fifth graders to eight different career areas. The students from Lawton Public Schools (and several other Great Plains partner schools) discovered how to make slime in Biomedical Sciences, lift a fingerprint in Criminal Justice and listen to their hearts by using a stethoscope in the Health Class. […]