Holt Campus students win CyberPatriot Competition

YUKON – Students from Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Holt Campus finished first in a state CyberPatriot competition that ended on December 7.

CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Defense Competition established by the Air Force Association. High school students from around the world participate in CyberPatriot events that challenge students to find and resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments.

The team from Canadian Valley finished first in the state of Oklahoma and ninth overall out of 2,200 teams.

CV Tech names Students of the Quarter, Coining award winners for second nine weeks

CHICKASHA, OK (Dec. 18, 2014) – Canadian Valley Technology Center recently honored outstanding students with “Student of the Quarter” and “Coining” awards for the second nine weeks period.

Students of the Quarter are chosen based on outstanding grades and regular attendance and exemplary classroom behavior. Coining awards are unique in that they are given at the discretion of the instructor.

Area 8th Graders Explore Careers at CV Tech

CHICKASHA, OK (December 12, 2014) – Canadian Valley Technology Center Chickasha campus hosted area 8th graders this week for Career Expo, which is geared toward career exploration. The experience began with a presentation from campus director Tracy Goyne on Thursday and motivational speaker Sarah Edsall on Friday. Goyne spoke to the students about labels and not allowing others to define who you are and what you can accomplish.

CV Tech Cowan Campus students reach out to area families

YUKON – Students at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Cowan Campus are getting in the Christmas spirit.

Business and Medical Office Technology students collected about 60 toys for children in need in the El Reno area. The toy drive was a part of El Reno’s Blessing Baskets community outreach program.

The toys were picked up from the Cowan Campus on Thursday, December 11.

While students in Business and Medical Office Technology were busy coordinating their toy drive, Health Careers students have been collecting gifts and food for another family in need.

CV Tech creates mentor program to better prepare students for workforce

Chickasha, OK (December 10, 2014) –  CV Tech’s mission states, “We prepare people to succeed through quality career and technical education programs and services”. The district and its employees work regularly to find new and innovative ways to better prepare students to enter the workforce and maintain successful employment.

CV Tech’s Chickasha campus hosts Open House for potential high school students, parents

CHICKASHA, OK – Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Chickasha campus hosted an Open House December 2 for potential students and their parents. The event is a part of a string of recruitment events focused on sophomore students. High school students can begin attending CV Tech as juniors.

CV Tech: No. 3 among Top Workplaces in Oklahoma

Canadian Valley Technology Center has repeated as a Top Workplace in Oklahoma. Coming off a first-place finish in 2013, CV Tech placed third among the top 15 medium-sized companies this year. 

"I'm really proud of the back-to-back top-three finishes," said Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters. "It's a testament to a great board of education, a great faculty and staff and great students.

SkillsUSA kicks off year with officer elections and leadership conference

CHICKASHA, OK – Canadian Valley Technology Center’s SkillsUSA chapter, with more than 200 members this year, is off to a busy start. Members kicked things off with a local chapter meeting, where they elected officers for the 2014-15 school year.

Nine Trade and Industry (T&I) programs at Canadian Valley participate in SkillsUSA, including Auto Body, Auto Service, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Computer Information Systems, Graphic Design, HVAC, Service Careers, Precision Machining and Welding.

Student officers in the morning are:

Cowan and Holt campuses to hold Open House on December 8

The annual Open House event at the Cowan and Holt campuses will take place on Monday, December 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Instructors and students from 20 full-time programs will be available to answer questions about their programs.

Students interested in attending Canadian Valley can use this evening as an opportunity to visit classrooms and see the equipment they will be using in class every day. Parents will have the chance to ask questions about individual programs, or Canadian Valley as a whole, to our instructors, administrators and counselors.

Canadian Valley Tech wins Vex Robotics Tournament at NSU

TAHLEQUAH – Four Pre-Engineering students at Canadian Valley Technology Center won the 62-team VEXPo’14 tournament this week at Northeastern State University.

More than 600 middle and high school students as part of 120 teams were involved in the robotic challenge, which promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM).

Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field.