CKTC nominates the City of Anadarko for Partners for Progress Award

April 5, 2017 Susan McElhaney No comments exist

Oklahoma Technology Center staff and industry partners recently recognized outstanding businesses throughout the state. These exemplary companies work alongside tech centers to build better Oklahoma communities. This year, Caddo Kiowa Tech Center nominated The City of Anadarko for the Partners for Progress award.



“Their contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the Oklahoma CareerTech system is invaluable to our district,” said Shawn Freie, CKTC Economic Development Director. “It was an honor to nominate them for as Partners for Progress.”


Through the Land Lottery Bill of1901 – six years before statehood – the City of Anadarko formed. Sixty-three lots were sold at auction the first day in the newly designated town. Some 67 years later, CKTC opened its doors. Over the next five decades, the City of Anadarko and the tech center have developed a strong relationship.


CKTC has provided the city employees training in the areas of Customer Service and Class B CDL to name a few. The City of Anadarko also supports the Washita Valley Leadership Program by sponsoring employees as participants in the prestigious program. Additionally, the municipality has served as a vital partner of the Washita Valley Regional Partnership.


The City of Anadarko currently has 91 full-time and four part-time employees. Anadarko is the largest community within CKTC’s district and is also one of the top ten employers. The City and CKTC work together to promote superior training and economic development not only for Anadarko but also the entire region.


CKTC nominates the City of Anadako for the Partners for Progress award.
Caddo Kiowa Tech Center recently nominated the City of Anadarko for the honored Partners for Progress award. OKACTE Executive Director Skye McNeil and CKTC Economic Development Director Shawn Freie present Anadarko City Manager Kenneth Corn with the award. Also present during the presentation are Joe Ely, CKTC Business and Industry Services Director; Keith Brownback, CKTC Ag Business Management Coordinator; Vic Woods, CKTC Assistant Superintendent; Dick Lowe, OKACTE President; and Dennis Ruttman, Superintendent.


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 or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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