CV Tech’s Porter, Lowe earn national awards

Staff members honored at annual CareerTech conference

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CV Tech employees Tara Porter and Dick Lowe are both recipients of national awards, presented by the Association of Career and Technology Education. (Photo provided)

Two Canadian Valley Technology Center staff have received national awards at the recent annual CareerTech Vision Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The awards are presented by the Association of Career and Technology Education (ACTE), which promotes connections among members with a shared interest in providing training and services to adults and business and industry.

Tara Porter, industry trainer, and Dick Lowe, industrial coordinator, are both a part of CV Tech’s Business and Industry Services division, which helps increase productivity, growth and profits for area companies by providing affordable services and training solutions.

Porter, 42, of El Reno, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Training Project of the Year award for increasing efficiency and safety among energy sector workers through industry-recognized credentials maintained by the Energy Training Council and accredited by SafeLandUSA.

“I’m proud of the work we are able to do to help oil and gas companies deliver the SafeLandUSA orientation to help protect their customers and keep their employees safe,” Porter said.

Lowe, 61, of Amber, is the recipient of the Award of Excellence, which recognizes an outstanding individual each year within the Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division (PACE) division. It is the highest award presented by the division to a member in recognition for their career service, support and involvement throughout in career and technical education. Lowe is also currently running for state representative (District 56).

“I have proudly served this organization for the past 11 years with a commitment of striving to improve our delivery of post-secondary and adult education in any way possible,” he said.

CV Tech has provided career and technical education services to area patrons since 1970.