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Hands-on Training

Students who get hands-on training retain 75% of what they learn

Jasmine Moran (Anadarko) is working on Business Information Technology Education certifications at the Tech in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma.

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, has long since prided itself in its hands-on training. Each training program at CKTC teaches the knowledge, skills and competencies needed in the workplace. And learning while doing is the pinnacle of a student’s training at CKTC.

There are several distinct benefits to a hands-on environment. Experts have proven many times over that students retain 20 percent of what they learn in lecture-style passive settings (The Learning Pyramid). Yet that number improves drastically when they practice while doing (75%).

This evidence is only one among many of the reasons why the tried and true CareerTech system has built its training programs around hands-on training. For over ten decades, CareerTech training in Oklahoma has put several thousand students to work.

CKTC updates materials, shops, classrooms and equipment every year to keep up with industry standards.

“If you are a student at CKTC, you are learning by doing on the very equipment you will see on the job,” reported Vic Woods, Assistant Superintendent.

CKTC is now accepting applications for full-time classes starting in January (Application).

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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