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All video shot, edited, and produced by the 2021-2022 Information Technology class at PTC.

Exploring Her Options

Describing what initially caught her interest in this training, she says, “I’ve always loved the first responder emergency aspects of medicine. I rock-climb and rappel, so the rescue side of this program also really fascinates me…and obviously fire is pretty awesome.”

“I have a ton of options and I love it! I’m thinking of joining the Bomberros (volunteer firefighters) back home in Chile, or actually working as a firefighter for a while to gain experience. I’m also considering working in wildland firefighting...
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After 10-months in the HVAC program at Pontotoc Technology Center (PTC) during the 2021-2022 school year, student Justin Martin immediately landed a great job...

Martin says about his chosen field, “I love working with my hands, troubleshooting issues, and helping people. When asked if he could share something unexpected about his experience, he says, “Be ready for hot days!”
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PTC Names New Superintendent

The PTC Board of Education voted unanimously March 10th to hire Travis Graham as the district’s new superintendent beginning July 1, 2022.

“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to work for Pontotoc Technology Center and the communities  we serve. PTC has a great staff and partnerships that I very much look forward to working with,” Graham said.
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Career Readiness Programs at PTC

From serious industrial and skills training to exploring a fun hobby, PTC is your local (and online) connection!
Health Training
General Interest
Skilled Trades & Industry
Small Business Management
Business & Professional Development
Fire & Safety Training
Driver Training
Security Training

Multiple Images of Hydraulic Training


Think of massive steel structures used in roadwork and farming. Think about the skilled and hard-working welder building them. Are you thinking of an 18-year-old girl two days after her high school graduation? Why not!?
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Multiple Images of Hydraulic Training


PTC Student (Welding AND Automotive) Jordan Melville recently began working at Powerlift in Ada. Jordan, all of us at PTC wish you the best. Congratulations on the new job! Jordan's skills and dedication led to a great career opportunity.
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Photo of David Balliet next to Ada Custom Memorial and Granite sign


PTC is committed to anticipating needs and educating our customers to provide a trained workforce in Oklahoma. Certainly in this story, these two ideals compliment each other quite well. Recently, Information Technology student, David Balliet began working for Ada Custom Memorials and Granite..... Read the Story

Collage of Images of Various Careers

Game Changing Skills
for the Family

The Whitings live on a remote farm in Chile with a home base in the PTC district. When they needed to learn how to weld on their family farm, they relied on PTC to get the job done... Read the Story

Image of Buddy Pearce in front of Plane in Antartica

Student Profile: Buddy Pearce

Former PTC Student, Buddy Pearce, followed his dream to the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on the planet. He is deployed six to seven months a year at McMurdo Station, a U.S.-managed scientific research station. Read the Story