February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. This year’s theme, “Opportunities for Career Success,” highlights schools like Meridian Technology Center that prepare students for success whether they are college or career bound. By partnering with the business community, CTE programs invest in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees as well as future leaders.
We invite you to follow us on our Facebook page, Instagram feed or on Twitter and see for yourself how students at Meridian are pursuing “Opportunities for Career Success” through CTE.
Meridian serves one in five high school students from Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater.
We have an 83 percent retention and completion rate and 93 percent of our students continued on to further education or to a job related to their field of study.
Nearly 40 percent of students take part in Career Tech Student Organizations like Business Professionals of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; HOSA and SkillsUSA. Last year 38 students qualified to compete at national skills contests.
One out of four students participates in a Cooperative Alliance Agreement to receive college credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree at OSU-Institute of Technology or Northern Oklahoma College. Meridian students pay only $8 per credit hour rather for these classes.