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Cathy Poteet sometimes gets letters of appreciation from students who went on to college or started their careers thanks to the education and training received at Oklahoma Citys Metro Technology Centers.
Oklahoma City has a lot of impoverished areas, so when students come to class here, they oftentimes come with a lot of problems, many of them financial, said Poteet, assistant director of Metro Tech Foundation. Our mission here at Metro Tech is to help the students be successful so that they can go into the workforce and flourish.
To advance that mission, Metro Tech Foundation holds its first golf tournament 8 a.m. Friday on the west course at Lincoln Park Golf Club, 4001 NE Grand Blvd. Registration for the four-man scramble begins at 7 a.m. The foundation is seeking late entrants and corporate sponsors.
For more than 25 years, the foundation has helped students realize aspirations and change economic reality through good careers. The nonprofit also provides financial support to high school and adult students enrolled in career training programs at Metro Technology Centers.
The student need is always great, so we continually look for effective ways to increase the foundations annual contributions, said Cindy Friedemann, the foundations executive director. The tournament provides a fun way to raise funds for the needs of students facing challenges detrimental to their achievement in the classroom. When we help solve a problem, our students are one step closer to success.
It assists over 300 students, and recent donor support provided over $120,000 in scholarships and grants. Some of the money pays for basic needs such as housing and transportation assistance, student tools and reimbursement for professional certification exams. It also offers a range of grants, scholarships and awards for academically successful students.
Metro Tech provides full-time career majors in fields such as health science, information technology, business management and engineering.
Poteet said that Metro Tech is good for people who want to be college-ready or learn the skills necessary to enter todays workforce.
The early registration period has ended for the golf tournament, but late registration is available for $420 per team or $110 per player. The fee includes cart, green fees and lunch. Mulligans and raffle tickets for prizes will be available on site, and prizes will be awarded in longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and hole-in-one contests. Several corporate sponsorship levels are available, and prize sponsors are also needed.
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Visit metrotech.edu/foundation for more information, or call 595-4403.
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