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Practical Nursing students plan memorial run to honor classmate
03/24/2017
A willingness to help others is one of the most common traits found in nurses, so it’s no surprise the Practical Nursing (PN) students at NTC Pryor are willing to do whatever it takes to help their classmates – even if it means trading in their scrubs for a pair of running shoes.
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Five NTC Pryor business students prepare for national competition
03/23/2017
“I’m going to Disney World! I felt like the quarterback who just won the Super bowl,” said Inola student Trent Gideon of hearing his name called as a first place winner. “I was extremely nervous on stage – we just wanted to take home that trophy.”
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Macyn Keller prepares for national competition
03/23/2017
“I couldn’t believe I placed first again,” Keller said. “I thought, ‘Was that really my name they just called?’ My hard work paid off!”
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NORA leadership class works to bring Men in the Making program to northeast Oklahoma
03/20/2017
The Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance (NORA) Leadership Academy is working to implement the nationally known mentorship program, Men in the Making, throughout schools in northeast Oklahoma. The program focuses on mentoring male teens and providing the materials to help them successfully transition into skilled, capable young men.
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Eight NTC Kansas business students prepare for national competition
03/20/2017
The week before Spring Break, 14 students from Northeast Technology Center’s Kansas Campus attended the Business Professionals of America State Competition in Tulsa, and eight of those students are advancing to the national competition.
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Kasey Harless acted as a surgeon during the mock hospital event at NTC Kansas. Second graders from Kansas Elementary participated as patients, and here Aiden Graham is being prepped for “surgery
Students mix learning and play in mock hospital setting
03/08/2017
The classrooms at Northeast Technology Center’s Kansas Campus were transformed into a mock hospital for a few hours on a Friday afternoon as second grade patients donned hospital gowns and prepared for surgery.
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Aspiring diesel mechanic earns high-level certifications at an early age
03/02/2017
Morgan Sammons has always known she wanted to work with her hands, but this second year student at NTC Pryor never expected to find herself enrolled in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Program at Northeast Tech.
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Quiz Bowl team advances to SkillsUSA State Competition
03/01/2017
Students from NTC Claremore’s Pre-Engineering Program traveled to the Tulsa Tech Owasso Campus in late February to compete in the SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl Competition, and one of the NTC teams successfully defended their 2016 title by winning the event again this year.
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During a ceremony at the Oklahoma History Museum, representatives from Northeast Tech and the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education present Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation with Northeast Tech’s 2017 Partner in Progress Award.
Northeast Tech names its 2017 Partner for Progress
02/24/2017
Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation was honored at the Oklahoma History Museum last week as Northeast Technology Center’s 2017 Partner for Progress.
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Special recruiting event aims at getting “Jobs for the Girls”
02/22/2017
Most days the electrical classroom at NTC Kansas is filled with guys training on everything from circuitry to robotics, but that was not the case one Thursday in February when 17 high school girls attended NTC’s “Jobs for the Girls” event.
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Rogers County students advance to SkillsUSA State Welding Competition
02/13/2017
Students from four different CareerTech Centers converged on the welding shop at the NTC Pryor Campus for this year’s SkillUSA Regional Welding Competition, and at the end of the hours-long contest, it was two Rogers County students who walked away with first place prizes.
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Welding students converge at NTC Kansas for SkillsUSA regional competition
02/10/2017
Northeast Technology Center’s Kansas Campus played host to students competing in this year’s SkillsUSA Regional Welding Fabrication Competition, and it would be the NTC Afton high school team that laid claim to one of the top spots.
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Pryor cosmetology students sweep SkillsUSA Regional Competition
02/10/2017
The cosmetology program is already one of the most-requested programs at NTC’s Pryor Campus, but after sweeping last week’s SkillsUSA Regional Competition, Instructor Debbie Qualls now has one more bragging point to use for recruitment.
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Three cosmetology students advance to SkillsUSA State Competition
02/09/2017
Northeast Technology Center’s Afton Campus has three students moving on to compete at the SkillsUSA State Competition in April. SkillsUSA is a national student organization that offers training, career opportunities, scholarships and prizes through annual competitions. Depending on the program, students may compete at regional, state or national levels.
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Business partners share fiber optics training with NTC students
02/03/2017
With students in Rodney Darnell’s electrical class gathered around him, Jason Zasada – an installer with Faith Technologies – displayed various types of cables and materials used for different fiber optic jobs. Using the company’s fiber optic training station, Zasada also demonstrated some of the high-tech equipment used in the job sector.
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Women in Business Luncheon returns to Pryor in February
01/27/2017
The Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon continues to grow in popularity among businesswomen in Mayes County, and the event is slated to take place again during the month of February.
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Northeast Technology Center School Board Members broke ground on a centrally-located Administration building in 2013. The completion of that facility in 2015 was just one of the many accomplishments the school board is being recognized for during Board Appreciation Month.
NTC celebrates School Board Appreciation Month
01/26/2017
January marks Board Appreciation Month, and Northeast Technology Center is lucky to have a really great Board of Education.
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Women in Business Luncheon returns to Claremore with new name in February
01/26/2017
No longer known as the Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon, the popular event made possible by Northeast Technology Center and the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing a new name and new speaker to the guests at its next meeting.
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Welding students create sculptures for fundraiser auction
01/23/2017
Tanks, dreamcatchers and lighthouses are just some of the metal sculptures that were created by welding students at NTC Kansas over the last two months. The sculptures are intended entries in the American Welding Society (AWS) of Tulsa’s first Welded Art Contest – a fundraiser that provides scholarships to local students.
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NTC Board Member Rosalie Griffith poses with the loveable Mascot of the Day in the St. Jude Heroes Lounge during Marathon Weekend. She completed the half marathon in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
NTC Board Member hits the pavement to support St. Jude
01/17/2017
On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, nearly 23,000 participants and 40,000 spectators from across the country gathered in Memphis to celebrate the 15th annual St. Jude Marathon Weekend in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Among those 23,000 participants was Northeast Technology Center Board Member, Rosalie Griffith. Griffith has been participating in the St. Jude Marathon Weekend since 2004.
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Payton Holder, an adult welding student at Northeast Technology Center’s Pryor Campus, prepares his Kiowa feather headdress sculpture for the upcoming American Welding Society Welded Art Contest in Tulsa.
NTC Welding student prepares intricate sculpture for art contest
01/12/2017
Welding students at Northeast Technology Center are in full gear preparing for an upcoming chance to showcase their talent, and maybe even take home the prize.
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BIS trainers earn new certification
01/08/2017
Two of NTC's Business and Industry (BIS) trainers have added another certification to their resumes. Nathan Henthorn and Kirk Duggins recently became certified to teach a new series of safety trainings through the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Quarterly Women in Business Luncheon expands to Miami
01/03/2017
Northeast Technology Center’s popular Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon debuts in Miami on Jan. 11 with special guest speaker Pam Hayes addressing the attendees. The event will be held at the Paul Thomas Family Center on Main Street in Miami.
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Board member shares job experience with future welders
12/16/2016
Guest speakers are a regular part of the curriculum at Northeast Technology Center’s Pryor Campus, but it’s rare for the visiting expert to also serve as a board member for the district. Such was the case in the welding program on the Friday before students left for Winter Break.
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NTC Claremore Shares the Spirit with families in need
12/12/2016
For the eighth year, Northeast Technology Center’s Claremore Campus has participated in the Share the Spirit campaign, an initiative to provide complete holiday meals for people in need in Rogers County.
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NTHS students start on-campus recycle program
NTC Afton goes green
11/28/2016
Northeast Technology Center’s Afton Campus is going green! Students from the National Technical Honor Society have started an on-campus recycling program.
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Welding students from Northeast Technology Center’s Afton Campus (left to right) Jacob McCleery, Instructor Corey Winesburg, Tyson Gurley, Jonathan Gordon, Alex Killough, Josh Wyatt, Nathan Thomas and Chad Murphy traveled to the Punkin Chunkin competition in Delaware where the NTC team won first place in the adult division.
NTC Welding students bring home another Punkin Chunkin title
11/11/2016
A team of students from Instructor Corey Winesburg’s Welding class at Northeast Technology Center’s Afton Campus recently got the opportunity of a lifetime when they traveled to Delaware to successfully compete in the annual Punkin Chunkin Competition.
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Filing period nears for NTC board member election
11/10/2016
Filing period opens for Northeast Technology Center Board of Education.
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Women in Business Luncheon planned in Pryor
11/10/2016
The popular Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon will return to Pryor Nov. 15 with special guest speaker Shay Smith addressing the attendees. The event will be held at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Vann Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon returns to Claremore
10/26/2016
The popular Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon will return to Claremore Nov. 8 with special guest speaker Elaine Dodd addressing the attendees.
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Cody Heffelman, a second-year Electrical Technology student from Grove, uses the new Industrial Controls Training System purchased for NTC Afton’s program with funds received through a High Growth and Emerging Technologies grant from Carl Perkins.
NTC Electrical Technology program receives grant for simulation equipment
10/26/2016
Thanks to a $50,000 High Growth and Emerging Technologies grant from Carl Perkins, NTC Afton Electrical Technology students now have opportunities to learn many new real-world applications that will be helpful in their future careers without ever leaving the classroom.
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Jerimi Stokes of Claremore is preparing to run a diagnostics test on the program’s newest training vehicle – a 2016 Mustang donated by Ford. Although slightly damaged, the car is valued at more than $26,000 and is a welcome training tool for the Auto Service Program at NTC Pryor.
Ford donates 2016 Mustang to NTC Pryor Auto Service Program
10/10/2016
The students in the Auto Service Program at Northeast Technology Center’s Pryor Campus were quite surprised to find a brand new Ford Mustang sitting in their shop on Monday morning.
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Randy Sandberg is enrolled in the Marine Repair Technology Program at NTC Afton. This program is the only one of its kind in the state of Oklahoma, and it will be available for tours during the TechKnow event on Oct. 18.
Community invited to venture behind the scenes at NTC Afton
10/10/2016
The staff members at Northeast Technology Center’s Afton Campus are busily preparing to host a community event in mid-October. Known as “TechKnow,” this on-campus event is intended to help patrons get to know their local tech center.
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Welding instructor Justin Lawson (left) helps one of the young men from the Welch Skill Center perfect his welding technique. The 48-hour welding program is just one of the courses available to the residents there through NTC
NTC helps provide vocational training to underprivileged youth
09/29/2016
Welch Skill Center benefits from a healthy relationship with Northeast Technology Center’s Afton Campus. The Office of Juvenile Affairs pays tuition and associated cost to NTC. In return, the students are able to travel the 17 miles from the center to NTC’s campus to attend training courses designed especially for them.
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Kristen Hopkins and her son Nathaniel Shire are both first-year students at Northeast Technology Center. Hopkins is pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse and Nathaniel is following his dream of becoming a chef.
Mother and son pursue their dreams together at NTC
09/27/2016
Northeast Technology Center’s full-time programs serve both high school and adult students, and sometimes both generations of one family at the same time. That’s evidenced by Kristen Hopkins, a mother currently enrolled in NTC’s Practical Nursing program and her son Nathaniel Shire, an Afton High School student who is also a first-year student in the Culinary Arts program at NTC Afton.
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Jack and Grace Smith, a brother and sister currently enrolled at NTC, are half of the Smith siblings who are proud to be a Northeast Technology Center family and use CareerTech as a stepping stone to the future.
Local family makes Northeast Technology Center a way of life
09/08/2016
Northeast Technology Center serves students from high schools, private schools and home schools across eight counties in northeast Oklahoma. A lot of kids and adults come through NTC’s programs every year to receive career and technical training. But it’s not often that four successful students are all from the same family. However, such is the case with the Hunter, Jordan, Jack and Grace Smith. The four siblings and their mother are proud to be advocates of the Oklahoma CareerTech system.
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NTC Pryor experiences growing pains with high enrollment
08/26/2016
Class has been in session for a little over a week at Northeast Technology Center’s Pryor Campus, and as students and staff settle in to their routines, they are finding themselves with little elbow room this year
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Business Development Coordinator Liberty Shere
NTC announces BIZ360 course schedule for fall
08/23/2016
If you are a small business owner looking to grow and improve your business, Northeast Technology Center’s BIZ360 course lineup may be just the thing to get you going.
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NTC employee Sara Stephens is a Franklin Covey Certified 7 Habits of Highly Effective People trainer.
NTC offers 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training in Pryor
08/23/2016
Summer is coming to an end, the weather is changing and schools getting back into session. For many people, that means falling into a new routine. If you are seeking to improve the effectiveness of your routine this fall, NTC may have the solution.
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CNC Machining Instructor Shawn Christian's CNC Machining program at NTC’s Claremore Campus has earned FANUC Certification.
NTC earns industry-recognized FANUC Certification
08/12/2016
Northeast Technology Center’s Claremore Campus is now a FANUC Certified Education CNC training facility offering students industry-recognized credentials towards their manufacturing technology programs.
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Health Careers student Aerial McCombs leads a demonstration during one of the tours NTC Claremore offers to Rogers County sophomore students.
Community invited to attend open house at NTC Claremore
08/08/2016
In addition to their daily duties now that school is back in session, the staff at Northeast Technology Center’s Claremore Campus are busily preparing for an open house event scheduled for later this month. The event is designed to give the community a better understanding of the many programs available at NTC, allowing potential students the opportunity to explore the campus before enrollment begins.
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Women in Business Luncheon returns in August
08/08/2016
The Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon has experienced tremendous success among businesswomen in both Rogers and Mayes Counties, and the event is slated to take place again during the month of August.
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NATEF Accreditation
Automotive program earns national accreditation
06/21/2016
The Automotive Service Technology Program at Northeast Technology Center’s Pryor Campus has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). To achieve this recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF examiners using nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment.
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Haas grant at NTC Kansas
NTC’s welding program receives Haas Foundation grant
06/21/2016
Northeast Technology Center’s Kansas Campus was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to put towards improving its welding program. The grant funds are part of a new partnership to provide schools and training centers with cutting-edge educational materials to inspire students and provide pathways to advanced manufacturing careers.
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Techsperience
Local teachers participate in TECHsperience at NTC Kansas Campus
06/21/2016
A few weeks after the school year officially ended, 20 high school teachers gathered at Northeast Technology Center’s Kansas Campus for a unique summer camp geared toward educators.
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Jeanie Fox, Retiring Human Resources Coordinator
Northeast Technology Center says goodbye to longtime administrative employee
06/08/2016
Northeast Technology Center is preparing to say goodbye to yet another retiree. This time, it’s a district employee who has proudly served on the NTC team for almost four decades.
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Completion Ceremonies 2016
05/26/2016
In mid-May, students from across the district walked across the stage as their final act in completing their training at NTC.
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NTC students place second at Business Professionals of America National Competition
05/13/2016
Several students and instructors from Northeast Technology Center traveled to Boston to compete in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference May 4-8.
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Women in Business Luncheon returns to Claremore
05/06/2016
Still in its inaugural year, Claremore’s Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon has already experienced tremendous success among Rogers County businesswomen
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