Welcome to Wes Watkins Technology Center! Since 1987, WWTC has been helping area residents achieve their career goals and improve their way of life.
WWTC is dedicated to helping every student succeed. Well-equipped classrooms and computer labs enhance the student's learning capabilities. Our district serves portions of four counties: Okmulgee, Okfuskee, Hughes, and McIntosh, which include nine partner schools.
WWTC offers 42 career majors under 6 different career clusters. High schools students who attend the technology center can take advantage of our math and science classes.
WWTC is a proud member of Oklahoma's distinguished CareerTech system. We are recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers as a 22-time winner of the prestigious Gold Star School Designation, and is one of only 5 schools in the nation to receive the first Gold Improvement Award from the Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) initiative.
February is Career and Technology Education Month
Students and faculty at WWTC will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year’s theme is Opportunities for Career Success! CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
CTE encompasses 94% of high school students and 13 million post-secondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities, and more. CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economic and workforce problems such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness, and massive layoffs. At a time when opportunity for employment is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.
WWTC’s mission is to work toward elevating the local economy by proving a job for every student and a workforce for every community. The school is accredited through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education, the Association of Surgical Technology, and the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. WWTC serves the school districts of Bearden, Graham-Dustin, Hanna, Holdenville, Mason, Moss, Okemah, Weleetka, and Wetumka. The school employs 40+ employees, serving approximately 325+ full time students in addition to serving numerous Business and Industry Training clients and Adult Continuing Education students.
The December Students of the Month were announced during an assembly held on January 29th.
Winner a.m: Forest R. Cleveland (Hanna); Service Careers Maintenance II
Runner-up a.m: Jacob A. Martin (Hanna); Nursing Assistant
Winner p.m.: Levi G. Williams (Holdenville); Building Maintenance Technician
Runner-up p.m.: Tina L. Wolfe (Weleetka); Multi-Skilled Nurse Assistant
Congratulations to all!
Tanner Bowen, former BioMed Student at WWTC, completes internship at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. read more
January is Board Member Appreciation Month
WWTC is very appreciative of our board members and their support and dedication to our school, our students, and our communities!
Pictured (l-r): Bob Nelson, Weleetka, 9 years of service; Shelley Carter, Yeager, 2 years; Robert Hutchins, Dustin, 1 year; Tom Sexton, Okemah, 10 years; and Don Chesser, Holdenville, 4 years.