is proud to be recognized as a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. CareerTech is dedicated to advancing CyberPatriot’s mission to promote more interest in cybersecurity careers or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to U.S. security.
Oklahoma CareerTech provides training to nearly half a million students each year through a network of 394 school districts, 29 technology centers, 13 skills centers and 31 adult basic education providers. Oklahoma CareerTech is often used as a model for programs across the United States and around the world. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technical education. Since becoming an independent agency in 1968, Oklahoma CareerTech has built a reputation for pursuing innovative ideas that break from tradition and the accepted paradigm. By thinking outside the box, Oklahoma CareerTech has been able to reach more students with customized training developed in tandem with Oklahoma businesses. This pioneering spirit continues today, as CareerTech invests in emerging technologies and new learning methods to provide an education for our times. These efforts require a broad approach that reaches adults, secondary students, postsecondary students, and inmates.
The mission at CareerTech is to prepare Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life. That has long been our mantra. It’s a philosophy that expresses who we are and what we believe. It encourages us to keep going during difficult times. It helps us focus and stay on target amid the noise of politics and self-interests.
The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.