In a ceremony last week, Pioneer Tech recognized the 2022 - 2023 Guaranteed Graduates. The initiative was created eight years ago. “The Guaranteed Graduate Initiative is a tool created to benefit industry partners. The high achievement expected from these students means quality employees in the workplace, which ultimately results in successful companies for our district,” said Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO. Area employers can feel confident in hiring Pioneer Tech graduates who qualify for the guarantee. The rigorous screening process includes outstanding attendance, an excellent grade point average, completion of their training program, and achievement of an industry licensed credential or certification. Pioneer Tech stands by the graduates and as part of the guarantee will retrain skills if employers are not pleased with the graduates’ job performance.
Pictured in the first row left to right, Hunter Ailey, Ponca City; Alondra Garcia, Ponca City; Kalley Horn, Ponca City; and Karlie Irwin, Ponca City. Second row, Jason Chen, Ponca City; Trysta Adkins, Fairfax; Trista Stormer, Blackwell; and Brenton Bliss, Newkirk. Third row, Nolan Cadek, Blackwell; Dierks South, Shidler; Nathaly Duarte, Blackwell, and Axel Paige, Blackwell. Fourth row, Madalynn Jernigan, Ponca City; Ryan Shelton, Medford; Joeseth Lake, Ponca City; and Ty Jansma, Ponca City. Not pictured but recognized were Karissa Abello, Noah Abello, Abbigail Corbin, Jillian Crossland, Tyler Gilbert, Aaron Gray, Kaleese Hardy, Andrew Murray, and Andon Woodvine.