Fort Cobb, OK – October 27, 2014 –TechnoZone is a one-day event where sophomores in the district explore opportunities at CKTC by visiting program areas and participating in hands-on activities.
The students end the day with a high level of excitement and interest and have the opportunity to come back for a more in-depth visit in their program choice. Parents are also encouraged to schedule visits to the campus so they can learn more about the options available to their child.
To date, tech center’s still battle with the mindset that there are some kids who are “vo-tech” material and some who are not. The myth that the athletes or college-bound students shouldn’t or cannot go to a tech center is grossly inaccurate and unfortunate.
CKTC has about 275 high school students currently enrolled. More than 50 of those students are also high school athletes in one or more sport. What’s more many of the high school students attending CKTC do plan on going to college after high school; and they will use their training as a stepping stone to an advanced degree in their chosen field or to make better money while they are in college.
“Something new we implemented this year is we now also accept sophomores with partner school approval. This is something unprecedented across the state, except in Pre-Engineering Academies,” reported Assistant Superintendent Vic Woods. “This gives those students an extra year of tuition-free education and potential for advanced training.”
Online classes and virtual classes are also increasing opportunities for many of the high school students.
Additional information about CK is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.
Posted on Mon, October 27, 2014
by Susan McElhaney