Monthly Newsletter

McCullough’s Message

As a workforce resource, Autry Technology Center is a stepping stone for many individuals. More than 700 high school and adult students attended Autry full time in 2016–2017 and 94 percent went on to become employed, continue their education or join the military. We also saw more than 26,000 total enrollments for 2016-2017 through our full-time programs, adult and career development classes and Business and Industry Services training. These students left with a certification they earned from hands-on training, but they accumulated zero debt in student loans in the process. This in comparison to the almost 45 million Americans with student loans that totals $1.4 trillion. That makes a huge impact not only on the individual, but on the economy as well.
One of our goals here at Autry for the year is to increase the number of awarded industry recognized certifications. This will allow even more individuals to earn the skills and training they need to succeed. 

With over 3,000 classes offered through our Business and Industry Services and 25 full-time programs, Autry has something for everyone seeking to better their life.

February Students of the Month


Congratulations to Autry’s February Students of the Month: Mathew Rowley, Saundra De Loa and Riley Mooney. To read more about these students visit our website here.

Enid Launches 1 Million Cups


Autry is excited to take part in the launch of 1 Million Cups Enid. This free, monthly program developed by the Kauffman Foundation helps build startup communities nationwide. Beginning Feb. 28, entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other interested community members are invited to attend the event scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Five80 Coffeehouse, located at 122. E. Randolph. To learn more about this program visit our website here.

New Service Available at Autry Salon


Brazilian Blowouts are now available at the Autry Salon. This smoothing treatment will leave you with smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine for up to 12 weeks. Autry Salon is the first in Enid to be certified in Brazilian Blowouts and we are proud to offer this training to our cosmetology students. To book your appointment, call 580.242.2750.

Small Business Development Academy Dates Announced


The Small Business Development Academy is a hands-on workshop that will orient adults to LivePlan, an online collaborative business plan software. There are two sessions available: Friday, March 9 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Monday, March 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $120 with a limited number of scholarships available for military as well as Autry, NOC and NWOSU students. To register, click here

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Applications Available for Cherokee Strip Business Model Competition


The annual Cherokee Strip Business Model Competition is an opportunity for businesses to present their concept to experienced judges, where they will receive feedback and potentially gain access to seed capital with up to $30,000 awarded annually. To view competition guidelines, click here

Shop and Help


You can help change lives just by shopping! When you shop on and select OT Autry Vocational and Technical Education Foundation as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your purchase to support the Autry Foundation. This Foundation provides grants to students to help pay for tuition, books, uniforms, transportation and school supplies. Last year alone, the Foundation awarded over $28,000 in student grants!