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ERIC Number: EJ765438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
A Career Cluster in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Reese, Susan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v82 n4 p29-32 Apr 2007
This article describes a program at Great Plains Technology Center that is not only serving its community's needs but it is also serving as a national pilot site. When Oklahoma's Great Plains Technology Center began developing its Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Cluster in 2003, the National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, the lead agency for the cluster's development, was so impressed that it named the Great Plains cluster as a national pilot site for the emergency and fire management services pathway. The school's fire technology/emergency medical services technology program was in its second year when Great Plains Tech Prep Coordinator Sally Arrington applied for funding to develop the cluster. To receive the funding, however, Arrington says that they had to focus on all five pathways within the cluster. Those five pathways include fire management and emergency medical services, law enforcement, legal, corrections, and security. Support from local partners was also provided. Arrington notes that the city of Lawton is a major partner, including the city attorney's office, Lawton Police Department and Lawton Fire Department. The city of Lawton provided funding for the training facility, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company provided the funds that helped build the firefighter technician/emergency medical technician (EMT) training facility. Agreements were put in place that allow the local fire department to use the facility for training and for Goodyear to use the facility to train its fire brigade. Local partners with Great Plains have provided other avenues of support, such as internships for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma