Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Check out Tulsa Tech's PATH Career Ready Program

Tulsa Tech's new career readiness model, PATH, has been implemented on each campus and we have had a great response! We have 1,085 students that are currently pursuing the PATH distinction. These students are from a variety of programs from across the district and they have committed to going above and beyond what is required of them.

Local employers and industry partners have expressed the need for employees that possess not only good technical skills but also good soft skills. The PATH distinction is one way that students can show potential employers they are well-rounded in both areas.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

OKCRC Conference Presentations

Go to okworkkeys.org, click on Resources and you will see the OKCRC Conference presentations.  If you do not find the presentation you are wanting, please email Susan Kuzmic.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Update from ACT Staff regarding NCRC 1.0 and 2.0

ACT staff have confirmed the following information regarding NCRC 1.0 and NCRC 2.0:

The NCRC 1.0 will remain active within our database for 4 years beyond June of 2017.  The tests will change to the 2.0 assessments in June.  So the 1.0 NCRC's will sun-set or retire in June of 2021 when the database goes away.  Again the 2.0 assessments and WCRC will take over all testing as of June 2017. I am still working with our groups here on this issue but wanted to get some information out to you for the sites.

With this confirmation, it is important if you have a student or client who has taken 1 or 2 of the core 3 assessments toward the OKCRC, to ensure the student/client completes the remaining assessments before June 2017 to earn the NCRC 1.0.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Susan Kuzmic at susan.kuzmic@careertech.ok.gov.

Monday, October 31, 2016

ACT Staff Announce Extension on Sunset of 4 WorkKeys Assessments

This message is from ACT staff:
In August, ACT® announced the sunset of several non-core assessments within the ACT WorkKeys® portfolio.  After receiving extensive feedback from our customers, ACT will extend the availability of the following ACT WorkKeys® assessments until June 1, 2018:

·         Applied Technology

·         Business Writing

·         Observation

·         Workplace Observation

This additional time will allow our valued users to continue to benefit from these assessments while ACT continues development of emerging assessments that meet the needs of our workforce development partners. 


Monday, October 24, 2016

OKCRC Annual Conference--Change to At-a-Glance

Please note:

Meet ISO 9001 Certification Requirements/Reduce Turnover by Carol Farris has been cancelled at 10:55 am in Room A2060.

The session in Room A2060 at 10:55 am is now Validus Batch Load by Ed Conard, ACT

Session Description:  In this session we'll go over batch loading registrations into Validus. When it's best to use it and some helpful tips for formatting the spreadsheet to minimize errors or load failures 

Conference At-a-Glance


Sunday, October 23, 2016

OKCRC Annual Conference is Tuesday, Oct. 25!

Last minute reminders:

LocationWe are at Francis Tuttle Reno Campus, located at 7301 W. Reno Avenue (down the street from the Outlet Shoppes of OKC!)

ParkingThe best place to park is in the east side parking lot (east of the campus building) and enter through the east entry doors. The registration table and downstairs presentations rooms are immediately inside. There is also parking available on the front and west side of the campus building.

Eventbrite Registration e-ticket/ticketThe Career and Academic Connections staff of the Dept. of CareerTech will be outfitted in our “famous” blue CAC shirts, scanning Eventbrite registrations/electronic registrations and providing directions to the Reno Café and the upstairs presentation rooms.

Food for purchaseThere will not be any food served at the conference. Continental and hot breakfast is available at the Reno Café during the times listed on the OKCRC At-a-Glance. There are vending snack machines on the campus. Lunch is on your own. We will have complimentary coffee, tea and water drink stations in the presentation rooms.
Closing SessionNew this year is the closing session with conference door prizes donated by local businesses.  Winner must be present to claim door prize.

If you want to attend the conference and did not register online, we will have onsite registration available. There is no cost to attend. 

OKCRC At-a-Glance
OKCRC Conference Program

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OKCRC Annual Conference Program Online Now

Check out the OKCRC Conference Program! This year, we have the best of the best sessions. New this year, a closing session with three ACT staff--this is your opportunity to find out what's new and upcoming with WorkKeys and ask questions. You will be glad you stayed for the closing session . . . conference door prizes!  Check out page 4 of the program to see the companies who donated door prizes. Must be present to be a winner.

Check out the final OKCRC At-a-Glance and remember to register online

There is no cost to attend.  Breakfast items will be available for purchase at the Reno Café.  Lunch is on your own.

See you on Tuesday, October 25, Francis Tuttle Reno Campus, 7301 W. Reno Avenue (across from the Outlet Shoppes of Oklahoma City).