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Workforce Summit and Career Fair


Dec 5, 2022 -- maegan.martin
Workforce Summit and Career Fair

Western Oklahoma State College hosted its 2nd Workforce Summit and Career Fair on Tuesday, November 29 from 9 A.M. - 2 P.M. During this year’s event, there was an increased focus with area high schools to assist students with their Individualized Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) to set them on a pathway for success. The event consisted of career prep to help attendees learn strategies for success, information about career pathways and exploration, and much more. There were over 300 participants ranging from students enrolled in high school from eight separate locations, college, and current working adults.

 The event consisted of morning and afternoon sessions along with a panel of eight current employers who discussed qualities they look for in employees. Students rotated through three breakout sessions including Strategies for Successful, Career Pathways, and Career Exploration-career fair. “It is exciting to see the participants making connections and learning how to obtain a career. Western offers traditional degrees and certificates along with micro-credentials to allow individuals to prepare for initial entry into the workforce or to upskill for a new career,” said Chrystal Overton, Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

 Attendees who completed the entire summit and took the required assessment will receive a Career Readiness Certificate and digital badge, endorsed by the Oklahoma State Regents.

Western was approved to offer the Career Readiness micro-credential and associated digital badge on November 14, 2022 and is pleased to provide the opportunities to students and members of the community. 

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Randall named 2024 Teacher of the Year

May 20, 2024

Western Oklahoma State College is proud to announce that Rachel Randall, a distinguished biology instructor, has been named the 2024 Teacher of the Year. This prestigious award, determined through nominations by the entire student body and a subsequent selection by the Student Senate, recognizes exceptional dedication and excellence in teaching. 

Rachel Randall has consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to her students, both academically and personally. The nominations submitted by students highlight her extraordinary impact on their educational experiences and personal growth. Here are some of the heartfelt comments from students who nominated her: 

"To me, this teacher has been one of the most caring teachers I know on campus, and I think is the most deserving of this award. Not only because they are an amazing teacher but also because they are the most caring human being. Anytime I need help with something they are always there to help me even if they don't know anything about it, they will learn about it just for me. They are always willing to go above and beyond for every single one of their students and I am completely grateful for that!" 

"I have had the privilege of having this teacher for two different classes. They are knowledgeable and caring. They go above and beyond for their students even when they don't have to. There have been countless times when I have gone to this teacher for help in other classes and if they don't know they takes the time to sit with you and look it up, they make sure you leave their office understanding what you didn't understand when you got into their office with the question. They truly care about their students, and them gaining the knowledge they need to succeed." 

Randall's dedication to her students is evident in every interaction, whether in the classroom or during one-on-one consultations. Her willingness to go the extra mile to ensure her students succeed is what makes her a truly remarkable educator and a deserving recipient of this year's Teacher of the Year award.

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    Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma...
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