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.
Oklahoma CareerTech Develops World Class Workforce.
The Oklahoma Career and Technology Education System focuses every day on developing a world-class workforce.
“Oklahoma CareerTech partners with business and educational institutions to enhance career awareness, increase educational attainment and meet the needs of our state,” said Marcie Mack, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education state director. “CareerTech is an integral part of Oklahoma’s economy.
The 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.
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).
HPTC and Oklahomma Panhandle State University break ground on an innovative new technology center in Guymon
On November 22nd, Oklahoma Panhandle State University and High Plains Technology Center formally announced a joint $1.5 million grant, and held a groundbreaking to build a new welding technology training center in the Guymon Industrial Park. The grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, will be matched with $389,504 in local investment and is expected to help create 30 jobs.
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