Another CKTC Taxpayer at Work: Stormy Johnson
Stormy Johnson (Anadarko) came to Caddo Kiowa Technology Center a year ago to get her CDL. This certificate got her a job driving a trash truck, but the vehicle was an automatic. So with another job waiting for her (which involved driving a standard), she came back to CKTC this year to get more experience shifting. With the help of the Work Prep program, Stormy Johnson did a one-week refresher course to get better at driving a standard.
Not only is Johnson a single mom striving for a better life for her family, but she is also a woman creating a path for other women by choosing and excelling in a non-traditional career. While at CKTC this year, she also obtained her HAZMAT and left here with a job Mulholland Energy for $23 an hour. What’s more, Stormy Johnson is home every evening with her children.
“Stormy was one of the swiftest return on investments for my program,” said Ronda Weaver, Work Prep Coordinator. “And this picture says it all!”
Nontraditional Student Johnson attributes much of her success to the tremendous support and encouragement she got from her Truck Driver Training instructors and also from the student services staff.
“Thank you CKTC for the opportunity to refresh my skills as a truck driver,” said Johnson. “I’m now working in the oil and gas industry, and I know the sky is the limit for me!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 www.mycktc.com 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.