Pioneer Tech Guaranteed Graduates Recognized
Seventeen individuals were recognized last week at Pioneer Technology Center’s (PTC) Guaranteed Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Reception. The initiative was created more than four years ago. “The Guaranteed Graduate Initiative was created to assist industry partners. The high achievement expected from these students’ means successful employees in the workplace, which ultimately means successful companies in our district,” said Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO. Area employers can feel confident in hiring Pioneer Tech graduates who qualify for the guarantee. The rigorous screening process includes outstanding attendance, an excellent grade point average, completion of their training program and achievement of an industry licensed credential or certification. Pioneer Tech stands by the graduates and as part of the guarantee, they agree to retrain skills if employers are not pleased with the graduate’s job performance. Pictured left to right third row: Wrangler Ware (Newkirk); Michelle Neal (Ponca City) and Jourdyn Mooring (Blackwell). Second row Faith Nieman (Ponca City); Lesley Ochoa (Tonkawa); Cierra Trammel (Ponca City) and Mickey Woltz (Ponca City). First Row Merilynn Bajo (Ponca City); Cassandra Muniz (Tonkawa); Hunter Riddle (Newkirk); and Elizabeth Hockert (Ponca City). Not pictured: Jaiden Holloway (Ponca City); MacKenzie Laughlin (Ponca City); Colton Orr (Ponca City); Rhett Behara (Ponca City); Jessica LaBlue (Ponca City) and Michael Mace (Ponca City). For more information about Pioneer Technology Center’s programs and initiatives, call 580-762-8336 or visit their website www.pioneertech.edu.