Moore Norman Technology Center students Hope Thompson and Brian Perez were selected as February Students of the Month for the Norman Kiwanis and Moore Rotary Clubs.
Hope Thompson is a Westmoore High School senior and an MNTC Pre-Nursing student. She is the Norman Kiwanis Club selection. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. She completed the Nurse Aide program during her junior year of high school.
I chose to attend Moore Norman to get nursing experience before college. I loved the Nurse Aide program and decided to continue into the Pre-Nursing program.
Thompson said her confidence has grown while in MNTC’s program and has enabled her to perform nursing tasks that she was previously afraid to accomplish. She currently works as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for a private family in Oklahoma City.
While in MNTC’s Pre-Nursing program, Thompson has earned her CPR certification, CNA certification and is currently working toward an Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA) certification. She graduates from the program in May and looks forward to attending college.
Thompson has been accepted to the University of Central Oklahoma and is preparing to begin this fall. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing sciences to become a nurse practitioner.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration student Perez was honored as the Moore Rotary Club selection. He took advantage of attending MNTC tuition-free using the MNTC Tuition Waiver which pays for tuition if a student begins a long-term career program before their 21st birthday. Perez is also an active member of the SkillsUSA student organization and is a member of the NTHS.
“I heard that graduates from MNTC always leave with good-paying jobs and enough work experience to be successful out in the field. That's what I've gained so far; good job offers and good experience,” said Perez.
Perez said the training he has gained while at MNTC has expanded his knowledge and boosted his confidence about working in the HVAC/R industry. He graduates from the program in May and looks forward to working locally as an HVAC/R technician.