GCTC Students and Staff Participate in Local Christmas Parades

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Gordon Cooper Technology Center students participated in the annual Shawnee and Seminole Christmas Parades this month.

Multiple Gordon Cooper programs and Career Tech Student Organizations chapters pitched in to help build a GCTC float and raised money and gathered donations to pass out Christmas gilts and candy-filled stockings to local children at each parade.

According to Professional Diesel Technician instructor, Ed Jolly, the students had a goal of collecting 800 items to pass out between the two parades. In total, the students produced 475 wrapped gifts, 200 candy-filled stockings, 120 Christmas tree ornaments filled with candy and 700 mini candy canes, all through donations and student-led fundraisers.

Participating GCTC programs included Business Education Technology, Carpentry & Masonry Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services, Early Care & Education, Electrical Careers, Graphic Design and Professional Diesel Technician.

Gordon Cooper Technology Center is an accredited institution and is one of 29 Career and Technical education options within Oklahoma's globally recognized Career Tech System. GCTC serves an area in East-Central Oklahoma covering approximately three counties. To learn more about Gordon Cooper Technology Center, click here.

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