Meridian News

Savannah Photo: Perry student Savannah Rilee is one of four team leads for the MTC Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 10. She and her classmates will plan and prepare traditional holiday fare.
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Students in the Culinary Arts program at Meridian Technology Center are getting into the holiday season a little early this year.

The annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Meridian Technology Center is set for November 10. With less than two weeks until a projected 1,400 guests arrive on campus, students and staff are busy bringing all the details together.

It will take more than 500 pounds of potatoes, 450 pounds of turkey, 300 pounds of ham and 30 gallons of gravy to produce the traditional Thanksgiving fare to feed the anticipated guests.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – A little more than two years ago a rusty 1979 Ford short wide truck was rescued from a field and unloaded in the automotive wing of Meridian Technology Center.

“When it came into the shop, it was a mess,” recalled student Cy Newman. “It was pretty much just rusted out metal and a pile of old parts.”

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Skirts, sleeveless tops and stilettos – each of these could make for dress code drama in the workplace.

On November 8 as part of the ongoing HR Matters series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, join a panel of leaders from local businesses who will discuss how they’ve handled their dress code issues.

Friday, Oct 14, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Meridian Technology Center Foundation will host the sixth annual Blue Streak run on November 5, a race to raise scholarship funds for students in full-time training programs at the school.

In addition to lacing up for a good cause this year runners are encouraged to “Layer Up and Leave It” by bringing a new or gently used coat, hat and gloves to donate as they run along the race route.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

Business Facilities

October 12, 2016
By Jenny Vickers
From the September/October 2016 Issue

Keeping Up With Advanced Manufacturing

Friday, Oct 7, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Are you looking for your business’ next customer? Not sure where to find them? Maybe it’s time to consider looking next door.

On October 20 at the Business for Breakfast series at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development join United States Postal Service (USPS) representatives Jeff Carroll and Misty Reeves and learn about Every Door Direct Mail Service and how its tools can help your business reach new customers.

Recent graduates of Meridian’s programs took part in a survey regarding their time at Tech. More than 98 percent of graduates report they would recommend their program to other students and nearly 99 percent said their experience was positive.
Friday, Sep 16, 2016

Business and industry representatives and program graduates both give high marks for the quality of training available at Meridian Technology Center according to recent survey results.
Both groups were recently invited to provide feedback regarding their interaction with the school. The responses are used to shape program and course offerings, according to DeAnna Little, Director of Instruction for the trade and industry programs at Meridian.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – The best supervisors and managers are clear-minded, performance-driven and people-oriented.

Today’s supervisors must be able to effectively assess their work situations, understand and communicate with all employees, and determine the most appropriate responses to get the job done on time, within budget and up to standards.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – The popularity of smartphones can have an impact on the eight-to-five workday.

The work environment continues to creep beyond the office to the car, the home and anywhere with a steady wireless signal. As this change ensues, employers must utilize advanced planning and clear policies to minimize the risk of overtime claims from an increasingly connected workforce.

Jeff Dillon started Designers Ink Graphic & Building Designs, LLC in 1993. Dillon uses Chief Architect Premier X8 to create 3D renderings of building designs for clients across the globe. Dillon is shown with a project he is currently working on.
Friday, Aug 26, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Designer’s Ink Graphic & Building Designs LLC, is making its mark on the computer aided drafting industry across the globe.

With projects ranging from modest home remodels in Stillwater to large-scale commercial projects in the Bahamas and Angola, Africa, company owner/designer Jeff Dillon is giving design ideas new dimension using Chief Architect Premier X8, a professional 3D building design software.