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.
Goodwin Feh – Canadian Valley Technology Center
Nursing grad pledges $5,000 in annual support to his CareerTech alma mater.
THEN: A young man living in the Republic of Cameroon, where an estimated 48 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and violent crime is common throughout the country. Goodwin Feh left his native Africa to get an education in the U.S. Eventually he enrolled in the practical nursing program at Canadian Valley Technology Center, where he excelled in the classroom.
At CV Tech, Goodwin said he was able to escape the despair of his previous life. He
- Completed the LPN program.
- Passed his state practical nursing board exam.
- Developed a hunger for learning, which led to associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration.
Goodwin has worked as a certified nurse aid, LPN, nurse supervisor, chief clinical officer, director of clinical operations and chief executive. He also obtained his U.S. citizenship.
NOW: A health care entrepreneur who founded Cohesive Healthcare Management and Consulting in Shawnee in 2016. He manages 300 employees, providing operations expertise to rural and community hospitals.
Goodwin and his wife have begun giving back to CV Tech through an annual pledge of $5,000 to the CV Tech Foundation. CV Tech Nursing Director Lauri Jones said the money will be used to help students overcome various hardships.
“The instructors at Canadian Valley provided me moral support and encouraged me to trust in myself.”