Oklahoma CareerTech Reaches Out to Help
Thank you to educators across Oklahoma who have been providing help to students and their communities. Here are a few examples from across the state.
Technology centers, including Tulsa Tech, Pioneer Tech, Southwest Tech, Moore Norman Tech, Canadian Valley Tech, Northeast Tech, Francis Tuttle Tech, Wes Watkins Tech, Metro Tech, Chisholm Trail Tech, Gordon Cooper Tech, Caddo Kiowa Tech and Kiamichi Tech, have donated personal protective equipment (masks, gowns, goggles, gloves), hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes and spray to local facilities. Many of the supplies are normally used for health careers education. CVTC also donated the plants from its canceled greenhouse sale to area parks and public garden spaces.
Tech centers like Indian Capital Tech are also using 3D printers to print masks, protective shields and other supplies. Francis Tuttle Tech and other tech centers have also loaned hospitals the ventilators that they use in health careers education classes.
A CareerTech Gateway to Technology teacher at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond used the school’s laser engraver to make hooks for medical professionals’ masks so they don’t have to hook them on their ears. A Meridian Tech STEM instructor did the same for Stillwater Medical Center staff.
Gordon Cooper Tech in Shawnee is also helping community members by providing free Wi-Fi they can access in the parking lot.