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February 12, 2014

Career and college prep handbook now available

NORMAN — Moore Norman Technology Center student counselors, in partnership with guidance counselors from Norman and Moore Public Schools, have produced a new Career & College Prep Handbook that has the potential to guide high school students toward informed decisions about their career and college aspirations.

“Our partner school counselors, along with Norman and Moore Public Schools, wanted to provide one resource that would house all the information necessary for students in the areas of financial aid, career readiness and college preparation. They each provided input and revisions on this publication, so it’s truly a collaborative effort,” Wendy Perry, MNTC assistant director of health careers, said,

Perry mentioned that each high school would use and distribute the Career & College Prep Handbook individually, but typically it would be used during career and academic advisement of students, in Teachers as Advisors meetings, during orientation and in parent meetings.

MNTC Tech Rep Cole Atkinson said this handbook allows MNTC counselors and school representatives to share timely and correct information with partner public school students and it also is a way to share the guidance that the piece provides with parents and adult students.

“This handbook is intended to provide all the information needed by students, their parents and adults in order to be career and college-ready,” Atkinson said. “It tells students and parents what they need to do in each grade level and helps them create a plan of study. This allows students and parents to know what is expected, to make a plan and be prepared.”

An online version of the Career & College Prep Handbook is available at


To learn more about MNTC’s full or part-time classes or its Business & Industry Services, visit mntechnology.

com or call 364-5763.

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