The award was presented to the Choctaw Nation for its contribution to the development, promotion and progress of Oklahoma’s CareerTech system during the 42nd annual Career and Technology Education Summer Conference held Aug. 4-6 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The Choctaw Nation is a partner with Kiamichi Technology Centers in the truest sense. Choctaw Nation is situated within the 13 counties that the Kiamichi Technology Centers’ district serves.
As a Partner in Progress, the Choctaw Nation’s many organizational units contribute to economic development at the highest level. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma operates businesses involved in entertainment, health care, manufacturing, defense contracting and the service industry.
The Choctaw Nation’s Career Development Program has contributed more than $400,000 in educational benefits for students and educational entities, including Kiamichi Technology Centers. Other benefits the tribe provides include, but are not limited to, vocational education, health services, social services and a wide variety of employment opportunities within the southeastern part of Oklahoma.
The Choctaw Nation participates and encourages its members to get involved in community services and promoting a green environment to preserve its presence in our state.
Kiamichi Technology Centers proudly recognize the Choctaw Nation as its 2009 Partner in Progress and looks forward to working with the tribe to build self worth and ensure economic prosperity for the citizens of southeastern Oklahoma.