Partners in Progress award photo from 2019


Thousands of workers trained and employed through CareerTech partnerships with industry.

DRUMRIGHT OK – (April 8) The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training and employing thousands of Oklahoma workers through CareerTech technology center programs last Wednesday at the annual Partners in Progress awards ceremony.

Central Technology Center selected Kenworth for their commitment to advancing career technical education through utilization of Central Tech’s programs, and through exemplary commitments to workforce excellence and education in the community.

State secretary for commerce, Sean Kouplen, who was on hand to congratulate award recipients said, “Partners in Progress represents a powerful alliance between CareerTech and employers to train Oklahomans and put them to work in quality jobs. Last year alone, almost 7,000 organizations took advantage of CareerTech training resulting in more than 350,000 enrollments statewide. That is a powerful step toward building a top ten state with skilled workers.”

Assistant superintendent for Central Tech, Kent Burris, said, “MHC Kenworth in Tulsa has been a tremendous asset to Central Tech as they have awarded sponsorships and jobs to many of our diesel students, in addition to, serving on our advisory board for diesel technology.”

Central Tech congratulates Kenworth and thanks them for elevating our students’ futures one job and one graduate at a time.

Pictured from L to R: Representative Ty Burns, Kent Burris, Ryan Wallace, Dennis Adamson, Earl Elliott, Senator Tom Dugger, Skye McNeil.