Posted Date: 08/25/2021
WILBURTON, Okla. – Kiamichi Tech received state awards and recognition for commitment to career and technical education during Oklahoma Summit, CareerTech’s annual conference, in Oklahoma City on August 1-3, 2021. Misty Bible, Counselor at the Idabel Campus, received the 2021 OkACTE Counseling and Career Development Professional Award during the opening session of the conference.
“We are proud of Misty’s innovative efforts to connect our students with career opportunities,” said Shelley Free, Kiamichi Tech Superintendent. “She is an incredible advocate for career and technology education.”
The OkACTE Counseling and Career Development Professional Award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for CTE as a viable option for all students.
Lorri Carlile with OkACTE said candidates are nominated by their peers for division and state level awards. A selection committee is made up of division awards committee chairs and members who review applications. Misty will advance to the regional level in her award category.
Additionally, Kiamichi Tech was recognized as an OkACTE Gold Star School. This is the 15th year the District has been recognized for exemplary programs designed to meet a broad spectrum of community needs.
The Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education (OkACTE) provides professional and leadership development to membership, communicates and builds relationships with public policy makers and creates partnerships between education and industry. Every Kiamichi Tech employee is a member of this organization.