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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

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Tina DeGarmo

picture of Paramedic student Tina DeGarmo

Montgomery Malone

picture of Multimedia graduate Montgomery Malone

Silvia Pinedo

Cassandra Parker

District Showcase

Success Stories

“Partners for Progress with the City of Elk City”

WTC's Emergency Responder Training Center provides training for Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) across the 5 counties WTC serves and across Oklahoma.

The 5-story training tower has provided Firefighter 1 and 2 Training, Ropes Training, Confined Space Training, Search and Rescue Training, Vehicle Extraction, Big Rig and Structural Firefighter Training.

Law Enforcement training includes Active Shooter Training, CLEET Certified Training, SWAT Training, Medical Response Training and Security Guard Training.

EMS Training includes EMR, EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic training. This training facility also provides pre-hospital Trauma Life Support classes, and many CEU opportunities for area Emergency Medical Agencies.

The City of Elk City donated over half a million dollars and 8 acres of land in order to have the training facility located in Elk City. The partnership Western Technology Center has with the City of Elk City is strong and growing.

“Skills Mastery and Medals.”

Tina DeGarmo, WTC-Elk City Paramedic represented WTC-Kiamichi Tech Centers at the Oklahoma State HOSA competition in April and then at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tina and her partner brought home the Gold at the State Competition and earned a Silver Medal at the International Conference competing in the mastery of skills as an Emergency Medical Technician.

HOSA is one of the seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech programs.

Tina is now working as a Paramedic for the Elk City Fire Department.

Thanks Tina for representing WTC and Oklahoma!

"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..

 

" CareerTech training that has combined two worlds together"

Silvia Pinedo grew up around people who work on vehicles. Silvia also loves painting. When learning about the Auto Collision Repair program at Western Technology Center it seemed a natural fit of combining her two worlds together.

Silvia has excelled in class and represented WTC at the Regional SkillsUSA Automotive Refinishing Contest and in a T-Shirt Design contest. Silvia placed 3rd in Automotive Refinishing and 5th in the T-Shirt Design.

Prior to finishing her training at WTC, Silvia received additional work-based learning experiences through an on-the-job training assignment at SportsChassis in Clinton as a Paint and Body Intern. Silvia is now working full-time for SportsChassis.

Thinking about the future, Silvia says she wants to keep "an open mind to possibly design my own car someday". Western Technology Center is committed to "educating people for success"!

“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

Enrollment

Full Time Students

493

Industry Specfic Training

2,001

Adult & Career Development

2,348

Businesses Served

225

Achievements

Full Time Certifications

713

Business and Industry Services Credentials 

3191

WTC Professional Development Hours

4898

Full Time Placement Rate after Graduation

89%

Recognition

Student Organization Participation

100%

CareerTech Student Organization Gold Medalists

6

National Technical Honor Society Recipients

108