National Outstanding Training Project award is given to Truck Driver Training program at CKTC

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National Outstanding Training Project award is given to Truck Driver Training program at CKTC

The Association for Career and Technology Education PACE Division recognizes outstanding training projects for providing exceptional, industry-specific training. Last spring, the Truck Driver Training program at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center won the Outstanding Training Project award for the state. This recognition advanced the program to the national level. Recently Dale Lewis represented the CKTC Truck Driver Training team in San Antonio, Texas, to accept the Outstanding Training Project award for the nation.

The overwhelming need for qualified truck drivers across the nation is well-documented. In fact, a report from the American Trucking Association says more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. is moved by truck, but the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demand. As this need for qualified drivers has increased, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center located in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, formed a partnership with two other tech centers. CKTC collaborated with Western Technology Center in Burns Flat, Oklahoma, and Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, Oklahoma, to meet the mounting needs of the transportation industry in the areas served by these centers. This partnership extends the training possibilities from a 1953 square mile service area to 5637 square miles.

“We have a great collaborative team who always puts superior training, safety and students first. As a result, we prepare, on average, over 200 drivers a year to take the CDL exam. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of a team who more than earn an honor such as the Outstanding Training Project Award,” said Dale Lewis, Truck Driver Training Coordinator.

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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Truck Driver Training Photo Album

Outstanding Training Project Award Photo
The Association for Career and Technology Education PACE Division recently presented Dale Lewis of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s Truck Driver Training Program with the National Outstanding Training Project award The award was given to Lewis at the ACTE Vision Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Outstanding Training Project Award
The team that makes the National Outstanding Training Project award possible include Dale Lewis, Doug Mickley, Judy Willits, Steve Sneed, Carol Skinner, Chris Nation, Jesse Bellamy and Eugene Pauls. In the cab is Jiles Barber with Jason Fisher standing at the window.

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