Anadarko PEO chapter awards two CKTC students with a PEO scholarship
Terry Willis, a representative from the Anadarko Chapter Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women, recently awarded a PEO scholarship to two CKTC students. OTA Student Chrissy Chandler (Frederick) and PTA Student Angelica Lopez (Lawton) both received the PEO scholarship.
PEO devotes its efforts to the academic advancement of women. The PEO scholarship opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate women studying in a variety of fields.
“I commend our students for the commitment it takes to pursue their dream job,” said Superintendent Dennis Ruttman. “Often, students are also juggling responsibilities they have to their families and current jobs while also going to school. So I am thrilled to see such deserving students receive the PEO scholarship.”
Both Chandler and Lopez responded with gratefulness that the organization recognized their dedication to their studies. The award will help each student further their career development in the health field.
Monster.com named both OTA and PTA on their “10 Best Jobs with an Associate Degree” list. Each one has close to a 27% projected growth rate with a median hourly wage of $20 per hour.
“Job seekers holding only a high school diploma will face competition from those who hold Associates degrees, so taking the time to get an AA is well worth it.” (monster.com).
For this reason, many students like Chandler and Lopez apply for the CKTC OTA and PTA programs each year. Agencies like PEO recognizing students with scholarships is a bonus that is unexpected.
For almost half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at www.mycktc.com or by calling 405.643.5511.