Strategic Initiatives

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The Great Plains mission, vision and beliefs have been in place since 2015. In 2019, four new strategic initiatives were identified as the organization's top priorities through 2022. Employees were given the opportunity to serve on four collaborative Strategic Initiative Teams to develop action plans and results for the four initiatives.  While the work of the teams was interrupted due to the pandemic, the teams have picked up where they left off, and will continue to address and update action plans for the four initiatives.


Great Plains Technology Center offers valuable career education for people, businesses, and organizations.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare individuals for success in work and life, serving as a driving force for economic development in Southwest Oklahoma.

Core Values

We are committed to the communities we serve.

We are ethical and accountable for our decisions and actions.

We are dedicated to promoting economic development in Southwest Oklahoma.

Core Beliefs

Great Plains Tech believes in the unity of the school and the communities it serves.

Great Plains Tech believes lifelong learning promotes economic advancement for the students and communities we serve.

Great Plains Tech believes stakeholders are integral to improving programs and services.

Great Plains Tech  believes employability skills, technical competence, and academic rigor are essential for student success.

Great Plains Tech  believes we prepare our students to be among the most highly skilled workers in the world.

Strategic Initiatives

Develop and integrate new, highly effective technologies in all aspects of the organization, including instruction, client services and day-to-day operations.

Create an organizational culture that encourages the safety, inclusion, support and acceptance of all students, clients, stakeholders and employees.

Research and incorporate effective instructional learning systems to support student learning.

Motivate "above-and-beyond" performance from employees by strengthening trust, collaboration and effectiveness across all departmental teams.