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Building businesses 'that don't go away ...' James Strate Center is a good place for fledgling firms to get their start By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer The Enid News and Eagle Sat Feb 16, 2013 ENID, Okla. — Linda Beguin found the perfect place to grow her small business, Over the Fence Farms, when she discovered James Strate Center for Business Development at Autry Technology Center.

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February 16, 2013 A spark in Enrollment Autry Technology Center follows the trends in employment in Enid, the surrounding area By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer The Enid News and Eagle Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:43 PM CST ENID, Okla. — An important part of Autry Technology Center’s formula for success is keeping an eye on the local economy, knowing what jobs are in demand and offering training designed to meet employer needs now and into the future.

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Autry Tech programs highlighted during open house By Robert Barron, Staff Writer The Enid News and Eagle Sun Feb 17, 2013 ENID, Okla. — The goal of Autry Technology Center is for its students to leave the classroom as prepared as possible. In one class, it has registered a 100 percent success rate at passing a difficult national certification test.

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Career training programs in spotlight Sunday at Autry Tech’s open house By Robert Barron, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle (Feb. 14, 2013) ENID, Okla. — Nearly 30 career training programs available at Autry Technology Center will be highlighted during the school’s annual open house Sunday.

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Privation Printing owners Shelley and Tim Larsen stand with a shirt design at Autry Technology Center’s James W. Strate Center for Business Development. (Staff Photo by BILLY HEFTON)

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November 8, 2012 Georgetown study focuses on career, tech education By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — A new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce focuses on career and technical education as pathways of training for jobs that pay middle-class wages without a bachelor’s degree.

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October 24, 2012 Annual YWCA Girl Power Rally Saturday at Autry Technology Center By James Neal, Staff Writer Enid News & Eagle ENID, Okla. — YWCA Enid has planned a full day of activities Saturday to empower girls for the future. The 11th annual Girl Power Rally will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Autry Technology Center. Girls in fourth through seventh grades are invited to attend the full day of workshops and activities, designed to build self-confidence and more...

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October 19, 2012 Established entrepreneurs make promising Autry OSU Boot Camp program possible Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — Surviving on the hardscrabble prairie, the pioneers rolled up their sleeves to sustain life for future generations. As Enid blossomed over the century, a new generation of entrepreneurs forged a new economy for northwest Oklahoma. Now it’s time for the established generation to provide leadership and support for a new era of business innovation.

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October 17, 2012 Autry Tech students to trick or treat for canned goods By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — By the time a student is old enough to go to Autry Technology Center, you’d think they’d be too old for trick or treating, but Autry students have found the perfect way to take their Halloween bags to the streets. Each year, Autry students have a food drive to support Our Daily Bread. This year’s food drive will be Oct. 31 through Nov. 30.

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'Boot Camp' program helps local entrepreneurs get on their feet By James Neal, Staff Writer Enid News & Eagle ENID, Okla. — Autry Technology Center will graduate its third OSU Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs Tuesday, the latest effort in the ongoing drive to create new local entrepreneurs.

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Graphic Arts graduate, Derrick, talks about everyday passion

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“Don Roberts was amazing,” Shelly Hoeltzel said. “He went above and beyond. He was willing to do more than just teach us in class.” (on Agricultural Business Management)

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The Russians are coming — to Enid By Robert Barron, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — Enid will play host in October to a delegation of Russian local officials who will try to learn more about American culture, government, education and economy.

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Learning Rx welcomed to Enid By James Neal, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — Enid Regional Development Alliance awarded a new business incentive grant Thursday to LearningRx of Northwest Oklahoma through the Start With Enid program. Start With Enid is a collaborative effort between ERDA, Autry Technology Center, Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce and the city of Enid to attract new and expanding businesses by giving them breaks on start-up utilities and support.

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Names to remember: 3 to join Enid Walk of Fame By Robert Barron, Staff Writer Enid News & Eagle ENID, Okla. — Three people will be added to the Enid Walk of Fame Saturday as part of the annual Cherokee Strip Celebration. Dan Dillingham, Jim Strate and Charles J. West will be named to the Walk of Fame for their contributions to the city and the state. They will be recognized at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Cherokee Strip Conference Center plaza.

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Autry gets gold star By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — Excellence seems to be what Autry Technology Center does. The school has garnered its ninth Gold Star Award from the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers.

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When the alarm goes off By Robert Barron, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID, Okla. — The alarm goes off, and ambulance staff members jump to attention, heading for their unit. Shannon Holbrook and Kimberly Steinbach, along with intern Derek Nusser, hurry to the ambulance. An automobile accident at 10th and Broadway has left people injured, some of them children.

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July 30, 2012 Autry house moved to Breckinridge By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle ENID — On Monday morning, Kimberly Collins’ house was picked up in Enid and moved down the road to Breckinridge. Collins watched the house rise at Autry Technology Center as students hammered, sawed, painted, laid tile and carpet, hung doors and did all the other tasks to build the 1,586-square-foot home.

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Rural landowners in Oklahoma who want to learn more about wind energy development can do so at Saturday’s Wind Energy Leasing Program workshop. Scheduled for Autry Technology Center, the workshop is geared toward landowners who may be approached for wind energy development, said Shannon Ferrell, assistant professor of agricultural law at Oklahoma State University.

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Enid's "Popeye'' becoming leader in off-season By Dave Ruthenberg, Sports Editor Enid News and Eagle ENID — Don’t be fooled by Seth Handley’s 5-foot-8, 157-pound frame. After all, he isn’t called “Popeye” by accident. Handley is a student at Enid High School and Autry Technology Center.

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Autry Technology Center students came home victorious from the national SkillsUSA leadership and skills contests.

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Frantz family makes decision to home school their children By Phyllis Zorn Taylor, 19, has graduated high school and attends Autry Technology Center, where she earlier completed drafting and design and is about to begin her final year in the graphic arts program. Jacob, 17, will be a high school senior and studies mechatronics at Autry.

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Thumbs up to Autry Technology Center and the school’s students for their outstanding performance at the national SkillsUSA leadership and skills contests in Kansas City, Mo.

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YWCA Enid Executive Director Melissa Blanton presented a new award this year, the Community Partner of the Year, to Autry Technology Center. Blanton said Autry was selected because of the school’s “generous commitment of support and resources to our endeavors,” including providing school facilities for YWCA training and events, hosting Girl Power and providing student volunteers for the Christmas Teens in Need gift drive. Autry Technology Center superintendent James Strate accepted the…

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Eleven Autry Tech students brought home awards from the state Business Professionals of America competition.

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