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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...
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The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training thousands of workers through CareerTech programs recently at the annual Partners for Progress awards in Oklahoma City. From the left, OKACTE Executive Director Skye McNeil, Oklahoma Commerce Secretary Sean Kouplen, State Rep. Ronny Johns, Lafarge Holcim administrative assistant Diann Wilson, Lafarge Holcim Ada plant manager Mike Langan, PTC industrial coordinator Jim Lawson, PTC BIS director Jenny Cypert and PTC Superintendent David Lassiter.
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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. He returns to Oklahoma between contracts.
“I absolutely use the skills I acquired at Pontotoc Technology Center every day of my life." - Buddy Pearce
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"The training I received at Pontotoc Technology Center provided me with the skills to pass my state board certification."
“Before I came to school here I had a little experience working on computers and my resume kept getting passed around because I didn’t have any other qualifications. After passing my certifications I had two job interviews within two weeks. PTC has given me several opportunities and the job I have today with RamJack.”
"I've always had an interest in computers, so I went into Information Technology… Every certification I got here [at Pontotoc Technology Center] basically got my job for me."
"I first became interested in welding when our agricultural class offered it at the end of the year and I was the only girl who actually tried it out. I chose PTC because my older sister did and she had success finding a job."