Meridian Technology Center is offering Smart Technology Strategies for Parents, a new series to help parents keep their children safe when using social media.
Reality television recently became more real for Kylie Payne.
The first-year Culinary Arts student won a ProStart cooking competition that was modeled after the popular Food Network show “Chopped.” The contest, part of a nation-wide Food Network promotional book tour featuring celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan and co-author Doug Singer, put culinary students like Payne to a timed test to prepare a three-course meal of traditional American fare for Food Network judges in Oklahoma City.
Successful business startups aren’t always traditional businesses. In fact, some of the most successful businesses were once ideas that few thought would work.
When Daniel Mercer, Mark Seibold and JD Merryweather, co-founders of COOP Ale Works, formulated the idea of opening a craft-beer brewery in Oklahoma City, they focused on creating a quality local beer that would appeal to customers looking for something better than the average brew. Now with six signature beers and several seasonal blends, this local brewery is making it big.
Meridian Technology Center has been named one of the Best Places to work in Oklahoma. okcBIZ magazine recently announced the top 35 Oklahoma companies selected as finalists for the program, which identifies and honors the state’s best employers.
Michael Orr, an adult student from Perkins, recently won first prize at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference.
Orr, a student in the Digital Media program at Meridian, competed in the Computer Aided Modeling contest where he was given a scenario or prompt to design a 3D roller coaster for a fictional amusement park. As part of the skills contest, Orr researched roller coaster rides and created initial profiles, concept designs and prototypes for three roller coasters.
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Students in the Masonry program at Meridian Technology Center recently spent time learning how to weld.
Basic welding skills can be an asset to masons. Learning the fundamentals of using a welding torch and making simple cuts will allow them to work more effectively and efficiently when on the job, according to Masonry Instructor Bret Pickens.
In addition to learning their trade, throughout their career training at Meridian Masonry students have the opportunity to receive various safety certifications including OSHA 10 and CPR.
Kenneth Hartman is a believer.
He’s a believer in working hard and a believer in making a difference. He’s also a believer that things can come together for the right reason.
The hands-on training that he receives at Meridian Technology Center and his love for horses is a prime example of this belief in action.
“The skills I am learning in the Residential and Commercial Construction at Tech are preparing me for a possible career down the line. But, just as important, they are helping me to make a difference right now,” he said.
It’s a wrap for Red Stag Media.
After two years of residency in the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development, the media production and Web design company recently transitioned from a startup company to a self-sustaining business.
Red Stag Media CEO Brian Alford couldn't be more prepared to break from the herd.
With bachelor degrees in Management Information Systems and Marketing from Oklahoma State University in 2007, Alford entered the Information Technology field hoping to find his ideal job.
When it comes to economic development, the local chamber of commerce is an essential partner in business and community success. From networking opportunities, events, programs and publications, chambers of commerce want to help businesses and communities grow.
Eric Miller, the new Director of Economic Development at the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, will present a session on economic development and the role of the chamber during the April 18 Business For Breakfast series sponsored by Meridian Technology Center.