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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

Tina DeGarmo

picture of Paramedic student Tina DeGarmo

Montgomery Malone

picture of Multimedia graduate Montgomery Malone

Silvia Pinedo

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. 

“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


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