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 29 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 23-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.
Matthew Fox, a student in the Webmaster career major at WWTC and a senior at Holdenville High School, was awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. With the help of Mr. Brownie Harjo, Mr. Michael Windsor, Ms. Jo Smith, and months of hard work, Fox was notified on April 18, 2016, that he was a scholarship recipient.
Fox competed with more than 53,000 students who applied, making this final class of Gates Scholars one of the most competitive candidate groups in the program’s history. He will now be eligible for Gates Millennium Scholarship Funding which will cover all of his college education up to his Master’s and Doctoral level.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program removes the financial barriers to education for high-performing, income-qualifying, minority students. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students the opportunity to reach their full potential and to pursue a degree in any undergraduate major at an accredited college or university.
To be eligible for the award, he had to complete eight essays, have various letters of recommendations, list his honors and awards. and have over a 3.0 GPA. Fox’s future plans include attending Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO) in Miami, OK. and majoring in Business Information Systems.
“Matthew is a self-reliant student who takes his studies seriously and has set a long term goal for himself. He is a natural leader and has been a pleasure to have in class. This scholarship has opened up greater possibilities for his education, as it will pay for all his needs all the way through a doctoral program,” said WWTC instructor, Travis Baker.
Fox is the class president of his Skills/USA chapter. He is also a National Technical Honor Society member and serves on his high school student council. He is a Native American who is a member of the Chickasaw Tribe and is the son of James and Cindy Fox of Holdenville.
Congratulations, Matthew! We're proud of you!
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2016-2017 Student of the Year
Caleb C. Hensley (Weleetka) was named the 2015-2016 Outstanding Student of the Year! Caleb is a student in the Service Careers Entry Level Maintenance career major. Runner-up was Ricky E. Cullum (Wetumka), a student in the Service Careers Maintenance II career major.