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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. 

 

Yasmin Reyes - Making History as HPTC's first ever State President - SkillsUSA.  

Yasmin Reyes was recently selected as the State SkillsUSA President! Yasmin recently attended the HPTC Board Meeting and shared about her journey at HPTC thus far. Yasmin began her journey at HPTC as a student in the inaugural year of the HPTC Technical Applications Program (TAP) in 2017 as a 8th grader.  

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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! 

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Congratulations to Yasmin Reyes and Kellen Cansler for becoming State SkillsUSA Officers!

For the very first time in history HPTC has not only one but two SkillsUSA State Officers. Congratulations to Yasmin Reyes, the new State President and Kellen Cansler, the new State Historian. We are so proud to have Yasmin and Kellen representing HPTC at the state level.

 

 

 

 

 

HPTC student, Aspen Crabtree, selected to be a HOSA (Health Occupations Student of America) State Officer!

Aspen was appointed to be the HOSA State Chaplain. "This year I have had many leadership opportunities through my Student Organization, HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Some of which include getting to serve as our Chapter President, State Chaplain, and currently running for National Office as well. These leadership opportunities have allowed me to grow in skills such as public speaking along with preparing me for college and working in the healthcare field."

 

 

 

 

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HPTC Names New SuperintendentBarclay Holt. 

The HPTC Board of Education voted unanimously Feb 1 to hire Barclay Holt as the district's new superintendend beginning July 1. Mr. Barclay Holt is currently serving as Asst. Superintendent for HPTC.

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The Journal Record - Harnessing wind from 300 feet in the air. 

When wind comes sweeping down the plains these days, it brings great opportunities for people like John Munoz and Jerry Dominguez, students ready to graduate from a wind energy training program at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward. It might be said that the future of wind as an energy source - or at least its future in Oklahoma and in a broader region including Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas - arrives first in Woodward.

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Association For Career & Technical Education - Educational Institution Members Spotlight: Danna Goss.

Meet Danna Goss, Technical Applications Program instructor at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, OK. Goss's interview appears as part of a spotlight series on ACTE's educational institution members (EIM).

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Association For Career & Technical Education - Educational Institution Members Spotlight: Jack Day.

Meet Jack Day, wind technology instructor at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma. Day’s interview appears as part of a spotlight series on ACTE’s educational institution members (EIM).

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Practical Nursing students graduate despite COVID-19!

Congrats to the graduates of the Practical Nursing Class of 2020!

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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.”

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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. 

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Grey Berry Diesel Tech State Champion

Grey Berry, a High Plains Tech Center Diesel student, placed first and earned a gold medal in Diesel Equipment Technology at the State SkillsUSA contest April 18th, 2016 at Tulsa Tech Center. Grey competed against adults from across the state in 14 troubleshooting stations. Each station had a written test and hands-on skills assessments.

 

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Sheena Dauphin Overcomes Obstacles to Succeed

It's not the average Cinderella story. But it is, indeed, the story of a local woman dealing with difficult hurdles who, with the help of a fairy God mother of sorts and some dogged determination of her own, found a way to go to the ball. Sheena Dauphin, a High Plains Technology Center graduate, pushed the envelope of not only her commitment to school and self improvement, she also stretched her creative bounds beyond what she thought she was capable of.


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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.

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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.  

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Taydon and Tevin Harper
 
 
 
 
Kelsy Grunewald

 

 

Grey Berry