This program is designed to identify both secondary and post-secondary students with the desire, experience and characteristics to become leaders at NWTC. Activities will take place during the school year to build leadership skills, to develop ambassadors for NWTC and to recognize the best and the brightest future leaders. Students will take part in monthly meetings including: team building, governmental awareness, parliamentary procedure training and much more!
Participation is open to any secondary or adult student in the Northwest Technology Center District. Students from each campus will be selected for this program. Equal representation from all parts of the district will be sought. A selection committee comprised of members of the NWTC Administration will conduct a brief interview with potential members.
In order for students to get the most out of this program, attendance is required at all events. When students miss more than two class sessions, they will be asked to withdraw from the program.
1. Interested students must complete an application. The application must be typed or can be computer generated if a similar format is used. The application form is due to the front office no later than 5 pm on September 7, 2012. Download Application.
2. Each applicant is required to have three recommendations. One form may be completed by a Career Tech Instructor. Two forms must be completed by a community leader, high school counselor or employer who is familiar with the student and has known the student for at least one year. The recommendations must be postmarked by September 7. Return envelopes for recommendation forms can be picked up by the applicant at the front office. Download recommendation form.
3. The application form is due to the front office no later than 5 pm on September 7, 2012.
4. Students will be required to complete a short interview with the selection committee. The student will be notified with the time and date of the interview after the application is received.
5. Students selected must complete a student conduct contract.
September 7, 2012 - Applications Due to Front Office And Recommendation Form Postmark Deadline
Mid September - Students Will Be Informed of Interview Schedule
October 10, 2012 - Ropes Course, Chichaska
October 31, 2012 - Building Yourself As A Leader, Fairview
November 20, 2012 - Business Etiquette, Alva
December 12, 2012 - Entreprenuership, Stillwater
Many students visit the state capitol in Oklahoma City as a school field trip. The group from Northwest Tech (photo below) combined the trip with a tour of the Governor’s Mansion and eating at a famous restaurant. The group joined students from High Plains Technology Center in Woodward for the activities.
The group started the day with a tour of the state capitol. Following photos with area legislators, the group had lunch. The students were joined by Representative Jeff Hickman. While the students enjoyed their meal, Hickman described a typical day on the job, answered questions about economic development and other legislative issues. This was followed by a tour of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion. The day was wrapped up by the group enjoying an early dinner at Toby Keith’s restaurant in Bricktown.
“We have had many great experiences this year. This trip was a fun and educational way to learn about the legislative process and to enjoy some of the attractions that are offered right here in our state.” said Michael Lucas, a Cherokee High School student enrolled in the Business and Information Technology program at Northwest Technology Center.
This is the ninth year for Northwest Technology Center to have a leadership program. Students participate in a professional application and interview process. The group members attend monthly meetings with topics such as business and professional etiquette, teambuilding and leadership. The students will end the year in March at a final celebration with Oklahoma State Senator Bryce Marlatt as the speaker. The leadership class is sponsored and funding is provided by the Northwest Technology Center Foundation.
Students participating include Derek McKinnon and Michael Lucas of Cherokee, Misty Weber of Freedom, Alex Curry and Dalton Wilson of Waynoka, and Shelby Avila, Destinee Barnett, Lane Gavitt, Breana Hankins, George Herning, Kamaree Lewis, Matt Martin, Brooke Ortiz, Maria Ramos and Shelby Smith all of Alva.
Eight students who attend Northwest Technology Center in Fairview are also a part of the group. They are include Teagan Hernandez, Jessica Jackson, Tim Kehn, Bianca Lopez, Brandon Lowder, Makayla Redding and Jillian Stewart.