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Western Technology Center

“Educating People for Success”

Western Technology Center

 We Value – People, Learning, Integrity, Equality, 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

Kathe Corning

Superintendent Kathe Corning holding the OKACTE Lifetime Achievement Award

Kodiann Rennison

Female student working on a diesel engine

Top Ten

Biomedical Students competing at the International HOSA conference in Parliamentary Procedures

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!

Lifetime Achievement Award for Western Technology Center Superintendent

The OkACTE Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Western Technology Center Superintendent, Kathe Corning, at the 2023 Oklahoma Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Association for Career and Technical Education (OkACTE) is a dynamic educational leadership organization. OkACTE members are the backbone of career and technology education and workforce education policy development in Oklahoma.

Superintendent Corning has been working in the Oklahoma CareerTech system and serving western Oklahoma for 45 years. She began her CareerTech journey at WTC in 1978 as a Fashion Trades Teacher. She has continued to serve in a variety of capacities throughout the years and became the Superintendent in 2020. 

Corning has a strong vision for the district and the leadership skills to guide and facilitate Western Technology Center's growth.

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.

"Top Ten"

Second year in a row WTC has taken a Parliamentary Procedure team to HOSA's International Conference and placed in the TOP TEN!

What a great opportunity for our students to learn about Parliamentary Procedures and compete at a high level representing Western Technology Center.

Shout Out to Brianna Cross, Kate Gabreal, Rosa Soto, Wade Showers, Staten Strickland, and Madison Pittman for a job well done! These high school students represented WTC's Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Academy and SHINED!

WTC is committed to "educating people for success"!

Biomedical students competing in Parliamentary Procedures at HOSA International Conference

2023 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