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PTC Receives Gold Star Award for 17th Year

Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) received the Gold Star School Award in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education’s (OKACTE), yearly Summit.

The Gold Star School Award, sponsored by OKACTE, provides recognition to technology center districts with outstanding programs designed to meet a broad spectrum of community needs.

This is the seventeenth year PTC has met and even exceeded the rigorous standards required in student retention, placement, quality program instruction, recruitment and guidance, assessment capabilities, and diverse business and industry training programs.

“The Gold Star recognition is a challenge to attain and represents a high level of excellence in programs and services. At Pioneer Tech, we continue to focus on our mission of ‘enhancing lives and securing futures,’ and for 17 years it has resulted in gold star performance.  I’m extremely proud, that through a focused, collaborative effort, our team again attained this achievement,” commented Traci Thorpe, PTC Superintendent/CEO.

Gold Star School recognition is for 12 months and each school must go through the application process each year.  The award, sponsored by the OKACTE, was presented during the annual Oklahoma Summit.   Founded in 1973, Pioneer Tech assists students and businesses in Kay County, as well as parts of Osage and Pawnee Counties.