High Plains Technology Center has provided state of the art, technical education and career training to high school students, adults, businesses and industries in northwest Oklahoma since 1982. We are proud of our students and former students and the impact that they have on our communities and NW Oklahoma.
Student Natalie Clements research led her to HPTC as the best Wind Tech Training in America!
Dreams made reality at HPTC!
High Plains Technology Center Practical Nursing graduate Stormy Allen's dreams have become reality. “Stormy is a nontraditional student determined to make her dream a reality,” said Micky McDonald, HPTC PN director. “She worked hard in the classroom and clinical sites. I am very proud to see Stormy succeed and find her passion in the variety of job opportunities that nursing provides!”
Oklahoma CareerTech Month!
High Plains Technology Center continues to respond to the needs of individuals and business and industry in the state and beyond while focusing on helping Oklahomans succeed in life, education and the workplace. High Plains Technology Center, along with the entire Oklahoma CareerTech System, is celebrating CareerTech Education Month in February. Gov. Kevin Stitt recently issued a proclamation declaring this month as Career and Technical Education Appreciation Month in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma CareerTech Champion Story: Taylor Frech - Marketing grad uses CareerTech lessons every day.
Taylor Frech didn't feel like her local high school was enough of a challenge, so she decided to try something new. She said she didn't even know what DECA was when she signed up to join, but she soon discovered it was exactly what she needed. Frech said the CareerTech organization for students in marketing, finance, hospitality and management provided her the challenge she had been missing has changed for the better Read the full article at the link below to learn about Taylor's story Then and Now!
Kyrstan Cook - Collegiate State Vice President for DECA.
CareerTech Champion Story - Branson Brewer. "CareerTech is an affordable way to learn real life skills that help you for years to come," Brewer says.
Kellen Cansler - State SkillsUSA Historian.
Yasmin Reyes - Making History as HPTC's first ever State President - SkillsUSA.
Oklahoma CareerTech Champion Story: Sandra Caballero - Woodward teenager was banking on a new life, and it paid off.
A teenager with an infant son and no plans for their future. After high school, Sandra enrolled in the HPTC Business Administration Management Program to try to build a better future for her new family. Cabellero did just that by gaining the experience she needed to get a good-paying job, without going to college. Caballero said the HPTC Business Administration Management Program was a "great environment for learning and the skills she learned have helper her have good opportunities in her life. Read the full article at the link below to learn about Sandra's story Then and Now!
Congratulations to Yasmin Reyes and Kellen Cansler for becoming State SkillsUSA Officers!
HPTC student, Aspen Crabtree, selected to be a HOSA (Health Occupations Student of America) State Officer!
HPTC Names New Superintendent - Barclay Holt.
The Journal Record - Harnessing wind from 300 feet in the air.
Association For Career & Technical Education - Educational Institution Members Spotlight: Danna Goss.
Association For Career & Technical Education - Educational Institution Members Spotlight: Jack Day.
Practical Nursing students graduate despite COVID-19!
Congrats to the graduates of the Practical Nursing Class of 2020!
Assistant Supt. Barclay Holt named the Oklahoma HOSA Administrator of the Year!
Mr. Holt was named the HOSA Administrator of the Year on the Virtual Oklahoma HOSA State Leadership Conference Celebration on April 22, 2020. “Being named the outstanding administrator for HOSA says so much more about the students and staff at High Plains Technology Center than it does me as a professional,” Holt said. “The efforts that each of our Career Tech student organization’s and their advisors put into making our students and programs successful is probably one of the most under recognized feats that happen in the education community each and every day.”
HPTC Superintendent Mr. Dwight Hughes named The 2019 Woodward Citizen of the Year!
Mr. Hughes received the honor during the Woodward Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at the Conference Center.
A longtime educator in Oklahoma's nationally recognized CareerTech System, Hughes, a native of Freedom, joined High Plains in 2008 after spending several years with Northwest Technology Center. He was appointed High Plains superintendent in 2011.
High Plains Technology Center Concludes Busiest Year Ever for Wind Turbine Training!
High Plains Technology Center, a vocational school that is the first technology center in Oklahoma focused on wind turbine training, concluded its busiest year ever for the number of technicians trained in standardized safety and emergency procedures by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).
Harper Brothers Use Their Gift to Succeed
Tevin and Taydon Harper were given a gift from their late father, Terrel Harper that will benefit them for a lifetime. The two brothers feel they inherited the gift of being mechanically inclined from their father, who was a great Diesel Mechanic.
Kelsy Grunewald, Recipient of Ted Kyle Memorial Scholarship
Kelsy Grunewald, adult student in the Practical Nursing Program, is the recipient of the 2016 Ted Kyle Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the family of Ted Kyle in honor of his many years of service as a member on the High Plains Technology Center board. Ted Kyle was instrumental in getting High Plains Technology Center off the ground. All adult students at HPTC are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Grey Berry Diesel Tech State Champion
Sheena Dauphin Overcomes Obstacles to Succeed
Students Receive Wind Tech Certifications
On Thursday, June 2, 2016, High Plains Technology Center celebrated 12 Wind Tech students as they completed the 20 week Wind Tech training and received their certifications. Another is expected to graduate on July 1, 2016. All 13 students have either accepted or been offered a job in the Wind Industry! This is the fifth class that has gone through this program at HPTC. There has been a return on investment for students in this class with a 100% hire rate for those who are qualified, finished the course, and applied with Wind Companies. Overall there is a 92% hire rate for past and present classes combined. A few students either chose not to explore a career in Wind, or didn’t pass background screening.
Amber Baker wins first place at HOSA International Leadership Conference
Amber Baker, an adult student at HIgh Plains Technology Center won first place in Prepared Speaking at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville in June.
Taydon and Tevin Harper