Former KTC-Idabel Student Named Oklahoma Career Tech Student

September 5, 2017 - For Immediate Release

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Aaron Gills was recently named an Oklahoma Career Tech Champion. Aaron is a 2016 graduate of Kiamichi Technology Center’s masonry program and Battiest High School. He attended the masonry program during his junior and senior year and won the high school division of the SkillsUSA state masonry contest both years. Jeff Dunn was his masonry instructor, and Aaron credits him for his success.

Aaron just turned 20 years old, but he has established himself as a successful entrepreneur building foundations and other masonry projects in the thriving Hochatown area. He started working while still in high school under a local contractor. Additionally, he would attend class on Fridays when his high school was out and work through all of his breaks to develop his skills. While attending KTC, he was named a Kiamichi Technology Center student of the month because of his excellent attitude, work ethic, scholarship and talent. Shelley Ebert, counselor/student services coordinator, nominated him for this award. To read more about Aaron and his award, please go to