Monthly Newsletter

McCullough’s Message
 

As Autry Technology Center continues our efforts to close the skills gap effecting our community and nation, we know the skills needed to do so are not only learned in a classroom. Nearly everything we do here includes high-tech, STEM training that advances individuals in every field. Autry provides the training to ensure workers are qualified, but we also provide the tools to make sure every student is a productive member of the community as well.
 
With 100 percent of Autry students participating in a CareerTech student organization, our students are learning valuable skills to develop them into well- rounded individuals for the future. Autry Technology Center offers three student organizations including SkillsUSA, HOSA Future Health Professionals and Business Professionals of America. 
 
Through these organizations students are building a network of colleagues that can last a lifetime.  They are also developing professional skills that will prepare them for their future careers. Many of them are stepping out of their comfort zone for the first time and taking on responsibilities they have never had before. They are becoming leaders with the skills to thrive in the community.

Worthy of Praise

 

Former Autry Superintendent, Dr. Jim Strate, has been known as a “trailblazer” for career and technical education in Oklahoma. For his significant impact on the statewide system, he was one of five Oklahomans inducted into the 2017 Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Hall of Fame on November 8, 2017. To read more, visit our website here.

Autry Awarded Harley-Davidson

 

The Power Products program at Autry is getting an upgrade all thanks to the hard work of one student and his instructor. In June, Autry’s SkillsUSA students competed at the National contests held in Louisville, Kentucky. Zane Rader, Autry Power Products student at the time, took home the gold medal for Motorcycle Service Technology – High School. For his hard work, SkillsUSA and Harley-Davidson awarded Autry’s Power Products program a 2016 Harley-Davidson FXSB Breakout in Rader’s name. To read more, visit our website here.

Autry Names November Students of the Month

 

Congratulations to Autry’s November Students of the Month Hayley Ream, Toccara Bunn and Jordan McCartney. To read more about these students visit our website here.

Strength in Partnership

 

On Tuesday, October 31, Major Moss from the Vance Air Force Base clinic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Brady McCullough, Superintendent of Autry. This collaboration will allow Autry students to tour, job shadow and receive required class hours on VAFB. 

We’re Hiring!

 

We are looking for great people like you. We are hiring for the positions of Event Services Assistant, IT Coach, Public Relations Coordinator and Radiography Clinical Coordinator/Instructor. To apply, visit our website here or stop by 1201 W. Willow.

Ag Business Management Program to Begin

 

If you are an agricultural family in need of assistance in sustaining your future, we have the opportunity for you. The class will meet monthly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 pm at Autry and end March 13, 2018. For more information contact Don Roberts at drober@autrytech.edu or 580-242-2750. 

Eighth Grade Tours

 

Eighth grade students from Garfield county visited Autry on November 8th and 9th. These students got to visit three of Autry’s 25 programs. We can’t wait to see them again in three years as Autry students!

Leader U

 

Being an effective leader means being a lifelong learner. At the Leadership University on February 7, you will learn about personality profiles and how to communicate. For more information, contact Denise Nilssen at dnillsen@autrytech.edu or 580-242-2750. 

Food Drive

 

The Autry Technology Center All-School Food Drive has begun! Students in Autry’s 25 full-time programs will compete to collect as much non-perishable food as possible by December 11th. If you would like to donate, contact Janet Strate at janetstrate@autrytech.edu or 580-242-2750. 

Shop and Help

 

You can help change lives just by shopping! When you shop on smile.amazon.com 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! 

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