Metro Technology Centers received several recognitions during this year’s 49th Annual Oklahoma CareerTech Summer Conference in Oklahoma City.
Metro Tech Law Enforcement Services Teacher Amanda Eastridge-English was named the Trade & Industrial Division New Teacher of the Year, and she competed for overall New Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Eastridge-English is a former police chief and patrol officer turned classroom teacher who utilized her industry experience to form a partnership with the Oklahoma City Police Department. The partnership features an embedded program police officer, as well as regular engagement and interaction with OKCPD officers.
Metro Tech’s Economic Development Center Industrial Coordinator Lynda Speller received the Kaleidoscope Award for the development and management of the 2nd Chance Welding Program. The 2nd Chance Welding Program offers career training to incarcerated inmates who are nearing release and have demonstrated willingness and ability to participate. EDC Director Steve Stockwell accepted the award on behalf of Speller, who was unable to attend.
Metro Tech also received the CareerTech Gold Star Award for the 15th consecutive year. The Gold Star Award is given based on a comprehensive set of criteria which establishes technology centers as exceptional in service to patrons and their communities.
Metro Tech is an Oklahoma technology school that offers free tuition to Oklahoma City Public Schools, Crooked Oak Public Schools and Millwood Public Schools students. Full-time and part-time training is offered for adult students, as well as customized Business & Industry training. For more information (405) 424-TECH.