Business & Industry Services

Western Technology Center | Business and Industry Services


Western Technology Center’s Business and Industry Services provides western Oklahoma business owners, managers, and personnel with assistance and training to increase productivity and to develop new business strategies.

Western Technology Center offers a wide variety of training relevant to all industries. Services Offered:

Services Descriptions

Business Entrepreneurial Services

The Business Entrepreneurial Services program is designed to provide business owners, managers, and personnel with information about changes, innovations, and practices that can affect profitability. The program assists businesses in achieving their goals through improved management practices, organizational evaluations, and operations. As a part of BES, Western Oklahoma Human Resources organization, which is comprised of various western Oklahoma CEOs and Human Resource personnel, assists businesses and their personnel managers with HR compliance. WOKHR acts as an educational liaison between employers and employees and assists HR personnel with national and state legal issues. The organization meets the second Thursday of every month, except August and December, at various locations throughout western Oklahoma (see Schedule). For information about WOKHR, contact Marsha Morris at 580-774-0224 ext. 103 or

Western Technology Center | Business and Industry ServicesFeatures of Business Entrepreneurial Services include: 

  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Business Plan Development
  • Product Development
  • Start-up Costs
  • General Business Training
  • DOT Compliance Training
  • Supervisor Training
  • 7 Habits Training
  • One Minute Manager
  • Other Business Topics.....

For information about the Business Entrepreneurial Services program, contact Marsha Morris at 580-774-0224 ext. 103 or

Fire and Safety Training

WTC provides safety training customized to meet your need and goals—at your site and on your time schedule—and related to your unique hazards in the workplace. Training can be done monthly, quarterly, or biannually—whatever your work schedule and budget dictates.

Western Technology Center | Business and Industry Services

The safety and fire training program offers assistance to employers who want a safe working environment for their employees by providing the existing workforce with focused safety training programs and a means to target high-risk areas in the workplace. 

Additionally, it provides professional fire training opportunities to full time and rural fire departments in western Oklahoma. WTC assists fire departments by providing upgrade training and training on new systems and equipment.

Safety training can help you:

  • Decrease lost time accidents
  • Reduce your workers’ compensation costs
  • Create a safe working environment
  • Western Technology Center Fire Safety ProgramIncrease productivity and profitability
  • Avoid OSHA fines

Features of the program include: 

  • Ventilation
  • Wildfire techniques
  • Ladder safety
  • Electrical safety
  • First aid
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • And many others

WTC will conduct a needs assessment to determine your specific training needs. Such training is customized to fit your exact specifications. For information about the Fire/Safety Training program, contact Danny Britton at 580-225-4982 Ext. 102 or Courtney McHenry at 580-225-4982. Ext. 101.

Training for Industry

Customized Industry Training

Training provided to existing business and industry geared to assist them to remain competitive and grow in the marketplace.  This is customized training for companies in an effort to remain competitive, increase profitability, retain jobs and to position themselves for expansion and maintain viability.  Types of training include:

  • Upgrade training when companies install new equipment, processes or technology
  • Training in new computerized manufacturing applications
  • Training for new product lines
  • Upgrade training for supervisors and front line managers
  • Apprenticeship training for existing employees
  • Training for a group of companies in a common skill set
  • Health Care projects that incorporate leadership or employee retention

Safety Training for Industry

  • Medic First Aid and AHA
  • CPR CertificationWestern Technology Center | Business and Industry Services
  • Forklift Safety and Certification
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Respirator Protection (including FIT Testing and Medical Evaluation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens/Asbestos Awareness
  • PPE
  • Lockout--Tagout
  • H2S
  • Fire Safety
  • Safeland

Experts from ODCTE and WTC will meet with technical experts from your company to identify the needs within your industry, and a training program will be designed from that assessment. Once a decision is made and a Statement of Understanding approved, which includes the duties required by each industry, the areas of training, length of training, number to be trained, and any other requirements, has been signed, training will begin. After the initial training has been accomplished, WTC can provide ongoing training at a significant cost savings to your company. It is our goal to establish a long-term relationship with you and your employees. For information about the Industry Training Programs, contact Audie Corning at 580-774-0224 ext. 104, Kevin Intemann at 580-562-3181 ext. 237, or Jeff Ledford at 580-726-8400 ext. 302. 

Truck Driver Training

This WTC program will provide working knowledge of commercial vehicle operations, air brake systems, safety practices and DOT rules and regulations. The student will receive experienced instruction, range and road driving, practical application of skills used in highway driving and will work side by side with professionals toward completing a Class A CDL.

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Customized Safety Plans

A safety plan is a written document that describes the process of identifying physical and health hazards that could harm workers, procedures to prevent accidents and steps to take when accidents occur.  The written safety plan is your blueprint for keeping workers safe.  Federal standards require written safety plans for specific workplace activities.  Many organizations adopt voluntary plans to increase worker productivity, to prepare for special emergencies and for workplace security.  Designed to help business meet or exceed federal safety standards. Let Western Technology Center develop your customizable, written safety plans for your company’s safety solution.  Contact 580-774-0224 for your practical compliance analysis. 

Features of Customized Safety Plans Include:

  • Identification of physical and health hazards
  • Accident Prevention
  • Procedures to follow if an accident happens
  • Preparation for special emergencies
  • Workplace Security
  • Meet or Exceed Federal Safety Standards

Motor Cycle Safety

Basic Rider Course--15 hours

Successful completion meets requirement for "M" endorsement on Driver's License and possible insurance discount.  Click here for more information.

3-Wheel Course Information -- Click Here

Emergency Driving Simulator Training

Behind the wheel training to enhance driving and safety skills for Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Ambulance, School Bus, etc.

On-Line Safety Classes

For On-Line Safety Classes offered through WTC, contact Kevin Intemann at 580-562-3181 Ext. 237 or Jeff Ledford at 580-726-8400 or Audie Corning at 580-774-0224 Ext. 104.

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