Moore Norman Technology Center Superintendent Brian Ruttman received the Making It Work Day Award on May 6, 2022. Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council (OkCTEEC) presents this award and is given out at an annual ceremony of recognition and thanks for students, instructors, administrators, community partners, businesses and industries connected to Oklahoma community colleges and technology centers who "make it work" in education and the job market for Oklahomans.
Ruttman was nominated for his communication and leadership skills exhibited during the COVID-19 pandemic. He prioritized that students and staff were safe and healthy. He worked with the rest of MNTC's leadership team and the community to make sure that MNTC was following guidelines and maintaining a safe work environment.
Ruttman is also an advocate for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and HIRE programs at MNTC. He ensured that all the benefits that these programs provide to the community are well known in school board meetings and monthly faculty meetings. He provided support to acquire resources and assistance to MNTC students and help them break the cycle of poverty and the need to rely on the Department of Human Services.
MNTC is honored to have MNTC Superintendent Brian Ruttman win this prestigious award.
The Making It Work Day Award ceremony was held on Youtube, and can be viewed here.
OkCTEEC is affiliated with the administrative division of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. The council advocates for students pursuing nontraditional careers and for resources for educating single parents. For more information about OkCTEEC, visit cteec.org.