Meet John Noel
Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President
Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
Occupation: Director, Adult Career Development, Great Plains Technology Center
Employment History: Director, Adult Career Development, Great Plains Technology Center (2005 - Present), Assistant Director, Adult Career Development, Great Plains Technology Center (1997 - 2005), Evening Computer Technician/Adult Coordinator, Great Plains Technology Center (1994 - 1997), Adjunct Computer Instructor, Great Plains Technology Center (1990 - 1994)
Education: University of Central Oklahoma (ME), Cameron University (BS), Great Plains Technology Center (Certificate)
Division: ACTE Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Member (2011 - Present), ACTE Adult Workforce Development Division Member (2007 - 2011), New and Related Services Division, CBITS Treasurer (2002 - 2004), New and Related Services Division, CBITS Voting Delegate (2001), ACTE New and Related Services Division Member (1997 - 2007), ACTE Roundtable Presentation (2000)
Platform Statement: As a Division Vice President, I would like to help establish goals that move the organization and my division closer to a working partner with business and industry, colleges, and secondary schools. I believe it is more critical than ever students have the opportunity to plan for their careers beginning at the middle school level and to have training and support throughout their careers. Public and private school systems, career and technical education centers, community colleges, and traditional institutions of higher education all have the same goal: to provide a qualified workforce for the future and sustain that workforce through the span of a career. At every turn, skill training and retraining is critical. I would like to serve as a voice for the value of career and technical education throughout an entire career span. Business and industry is the ultimate consumer of our product; I would like to have the opportunity to influence policy that provides a capable, qualified workforce prepared to continue to learn to meet challenges as they arise.