The CareerTech Hall of Fame recognizes a select group of visionaries, leaders, and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of Oklahoma CareerTech.
These individuals have been instrumental in developing a system of career and technology education that has focused on improving Oklahoma’s economy by offering individuals the training and skills necessary to be successful in the workplace and providing companies with the required workforce necessary to compete globally.
Please look at the links above and honor those that have contributed so much to career and technology education in Oklahoma or visit the Hall of Fame Wall the next time you visit the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech.
Each year, thousands of Oklahomans reap the benefits provided by Career and Technology Education. CareerTech Champions tell the story of how individuals apply learning to become successful employees, entrepreneurs and leaders in business organizations.
Hailee Lindo – Canadian Valley Technology Center
Carpenter’s daughter learns design from the outside in.
THEN: A 16-year-old Piedmont High School student whose father was a framing carpenter. Hailee Lindo said she had been on a lot of building sites with her father. She knew she was interested in houses, but not in building them. Hailee says she wants to be an interior designer, and she enrolled in Canadian Valley Tech’s construction trades program as a way to get a head start on her career.
At CV Tech, Hailee:
- Is SkillsUSA vice president of the morning chapter.
- Qualified for the regional SkillsUSA contest in cabinet making.
- Was named student of the quarter for construction trades.
- Serves as CV Tech’s student ambassador.
NOW: Hailee doesn’t seem to mind being in a mostly male classroom, but she wishes carpentry wasn’t a male-dominated field. She hopes that in the future there are more female framers in the carpentry industry. In the meantime, she’s learning to read blueprints and getting familiar with building codes and inspection regulations. She’ll take this knowledge with her when she goes to college, where she plans to major in interior design.
October is national Manufacturing Month and Oklahoma CareerTech student engineers are solving real-world problems.
Students at Northeast Technology Center saw an everyday problem at Hopkins Manufacturing and developed a solution that saved money and created a safer workplace.
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