Monthly Newsletter

McCullough’s Message

As the school year comes to a close, we wish all of our graduates luck in their future endeavors. Over 200 students completed their full-time program this year. We also want to remind them and the community, they are always welcome at Autry Technology Center. We strongly believe in continued education and offer over 5,000 classes for business and industry as well as adult career development. As a workforce resource, Autry offers customized training at the convenience of its business partners. Our job developer is also available to help with resumes, interview skills and resources for finding a job.

Though we are sad to see our graduates leave, we look forward to August when students return and others begin their education training at Autry for the first time.

May Students of the Month


Autry Technology Center has recognized three students for their exceptional performance both in the classroom and out. Trystan Lively, Blaise Mayberry and Connor S Miller are Autry’s May Students of the Month. To read more about these students, visit

Save the Date


Manufacturing/STEM Day is back! Be sure to mark your calendars for October 6, 2017. This nation-wide event connects high school juniors and seniors from Autry’s 10 area partner schools, as well as students in full-time programs at Autry Tech, with local manufacturing companies to show how manufacturing has changed. Over 2 thousand students will visit with over 35 area companies at this year’s event.

Training Pays


Aircraft Structures International Corporation wants to hire you. With the Airframe Structures Technology Course, you can get paid to train for the “World Leader” in Cessna Caravan repairs. This course was developed for entry-level sheet metal workers. To apply or for more information, contact Kyle Hockmeyer at or 580-242-2750. Applicants must apply by June 2, 2017. Interviews will follow to determine enrollment. Read more here.

And the Winner is…


The 2017 Cherokee Strip Business Model Competition has come to a close. The winners were announced May 4 at the awards ceremony at the Oakwood Country Club. Fourteen businesses submitted their business plan in the competition. To read more about the winners, click here.


Pictured top left to right: Tony Weedn and Chase Williams, BaseConnect; Doug Carson and Sam Vadder, Monkey Wrench Plumbing.
Bottom left to right: Brian and Christine Clark, Clean Connections LLC.; Jennifer Douma, Whiterock Resources.

Enroll Now!


There is still time to enroll in the Autry Teen Tech Academy. Students completing grades 6th through 8th have the opportunity to spend one week experiencing a program at Autry. Students can learn about welding in week four in Welding Basics. Or what about learning to lead in week three in How to be a Success through Leadership? Week one in the Auto Painting/Simulated Transportation you will experience art like you’ve never done in school. Enroll online here, call 580-242-2750 or stop by 1201 W. Willow.

New Opportunities


As our economy changes and evolves, Autry Technology Center is dedicated to leading the way. The skills gap affecting Northwest Oklahoma has led to a need for a new training program at Autry. The Plumbing Certificate program is designed for students with little to no plumbing experience as well as apprentices currently working in the field. This program will consist of a series of courses designed to take the student through the theory of plumbing and provide hands-on experience. For more information or to enroll, go to or contact Kristine Almack at or 580-242-2750. 



Congratulations to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics class MMXVII. Since 2000, Autry’s OSSM program has had over 250 students that have received $8.4 million in scholarships. One-hundred percent of Autry’s OSSM graduates have gone on to attend college with 87 percent of them receiving college credit for calculus one and two. For more information on OSSM or to donate, click here.

Autry to Host Conference


Be sure to mark your calendars. The 2017 CNA Conference will be held at Autry Technology Center on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. You don’t need to travel a long distance to receive quality training. You can come right here to Autry. For more information contact Ashlee Gore at or 580-242-2750. To enroll, 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 almost $12,000 in student grants!