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Western Technology Center

“Educating People for Success”

Western Technology Center

 We Value – People, Learning, Integrity, Equity, and Service

Western Technology Center

“Educating People for Success”

Western Technology Center

District Showcase

Success Stories

Partners In Progress Trophy

Partners in Progress 2023 recipients OneOK

David Wright

Auto Service Technology Instructor awarded an Outstanding Instructor of Non-Traditional Students Award

Montgomery Malone

picture of Multimedia graduate Montgomery Malone

Kodiann Rennison

Female student working on a diesel engine

Cassandra Parker

Esthetics State Gold Medalist Cassandra Parker

District Showcase

Success Stories

“Partners in Progress”

As a leading Oklahoma service provider, OneOK transports natural gas throughout the state. OneOK and WTC have had a significant partnership in safety trainings for many years. WTC has provided a variety of safety trainings, exercises, and protocols including forklifts, manlift and CPR support for OneOK.

At the annual Partners in Progress celebration, Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education (OkACTE) and Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers (OATC) presented awards to some of Oklahoma CareerTech's most valued industry partners. Twenty-seven businesses were recognized for making outstanding contributions to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of career and technology centers in Oklahoma. 

Making a Difference

For 22 years, Mr. David Wright, WTC-Burns Flat Auto Service Technology Instructor, has been making a difference in his students lives.

Mr.Wright continually impresses students and staff with his dedication to helping students learn about mechanics and general employment and life skills. He works very hard to stay up-to-date on current technology in vehicles and passes along that training to his students. He makes sure his students serve in leadership roles as the opportunity arises. He also serves as a mentor teacher to new Trades and Industrial instructors for WTC.

Recently, Mr. Wright had a female student who came to America from Saudi Arabia. She wore the traditional hajib and occassionally struggled with some English words. Mr. Wright educated the students with professionalism and respect. Mr. Wright made sure this student had the exact same learning opportunities as the other students.

This year at Oklahoma SkillsUSA, Mr. Wright was honored with receiving an Outstanding Instructor of Non-Traditional Students Award. Congratulations, Mr. Wright!

"CareerTech helped newspaper city editor outline his career plans"

After high school, Montgomery Malone had no interest in college and no specific plans for a career. He decided to enroll at Western Technology Center for additional training and took an interest inventory to help him choose a program. The results suggested he might be good at photo editing and media development.

Malone enrolled in WTC's Multimedia program where he earned certifications as a digital video technician and multimedia specialist. He took his new career skills to the Weatherford Daily News where he uses his multimedia and communication skills daily as the city editor for the newspaper.

Malone was recently awarded first place for an in-depth enterprise story by the Oklahoma Press Association..


Breaking Traditions and Hard Work

Kodiann Rennison, Cordell, is no stranger to hard work. She is in a classroom of mostly males. She serves in leadership roles in her class, such as "shop supervisor" and often covers the role for others. Her grit and determination to learn the trade so she can work for her family business in the future has been admirable from day one.

In the field of diesel mechanics, Kodiann represents the 3.7% who are females. She works harder and longer than any male student. As she is finishing up her high school education she is already Forklift certified, a member of SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society. She has received Perfect Attendance Awards for all semesters since Fall 2021 and she is a recipient of WTC Outstanding Attitude and Outstanding Student Awards. Kodiann's dedication to learning about diesel mechanics makes her a perfect candidate and recipient of a Breaking Traditions student award.

“A Disney Inspiration.”

Cassandra Parker, WTC-Burns Flat Cosmetology placed 4th in the nation at the SkillsUSA National Esthetic Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Cassandra's model is fellow cosmetology student, Kylie Powers. Earlier in the spring, Cassandra earned a Gold medal affording her the trip to Nationals

Can you guess the Disney theme Cassandra picked?

Thank you Cassandra and Kylie for representing WTC and Oklahoma!

2022 Fast Facts


Full Time Students


Industry Specfic Training


Adult & Career Development


Businesses Served



Full Time Certifications


Business and Industry Services Credentials 


WTC Professional Development Hours


Full Time Placement Rate after Graduation



Student Organization Participation


CareerTech Student Organization Gold Medalists


National Technical Honor Society Recipients