Gold Star School

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is named a Gold Star School

Accepting the Gold Star Award this year are Jason Mindemann, Construction Technology Instructor; Laci McCool, Adult and Continuing Education Coordinator; and David Darnell, Facility and Maintenance Director.

CKTC was named a Gold Star School at the annual OKACTE Summer Conference held in Oklahoma City in August 2019. This is the 14th time the school has received the Gold Star School award, meeting stringent requirements based primarily on school-wide performance data in both full-time programs and business and industry services.

The Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers’ Gold Star School award program consists of a comprehensive set of criteria which establishes technology centers as exceptional in service to patrons of their communities.

CKTC students were over the required 82.5% minimum criteria for placement in one of the following areas: Jobs for which they trained, continued their education or joined the military.

Another requirement is to serve business and industry by providing at least eight of 18 service areas. CKTC’s Business and Industry Services provided 15 of the 18 service areas listed. Likewise, A Gold Star School must provide five of ten additional services sensitive to the needs of its constituency. CKTC provided six of the ten services listed.

CKTC also exceeded the Gold Star criteria for accountability, strategic planning, student organization participation, career guidance and recruitment, relationships with partner schools and school board member training.

For over 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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