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Clovis Weatherford

by Brian Ruttman, MNTC superintendent and CEO

For 50 years, Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) has been a beacon of innovation, offering career and technical training programs tailored to our community’s evolving needs. Thanks to the pioneering mindset of our inaugural superintendent, Clovis Weatherford, MNTC was founded on a model of adaptability. In 1972, guided by his visionary leadership, MNTC emerged as a trailblazer, becoming one of the first career techs in the state to use local demographic data to project upcoming growth areas and shape training programs accordingly.

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AMT ribbon cutting Ruttman speaking

by Brian Ruttman, MNTC superintendent and CEO

For 50 years, Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) has been at the forefront of innovative career and technical training, strengthening Oklahoma's workforce and fostering economic development in Cleveland County. As we recognize industry trends and evolving workforce needs, we continually adapt or create new training programs to produce a pipeline of highly skilled workers who are ready to fill high wage, in-demand jobs. Our most recent example is the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program that launched in August 2023.

 A Sky-High Opportunity

Working together with partners in Oklahoma’s second largest and fastest growing industry — aviation and aerospace — we identified a growing demand for workers who are FAA-certified in airframe & powerplant (A&P) mechanics. These are the men and women who ensure that U.S.-registered aircraft continue to operate safely and efficiently.

MNTC's AMT program offers students a direct path to a career in aviation mechanics through an 18-month, hands-on training program. Students learn how to conduct pre-flight inspections, perform routine aircraft maintenance, and diagnose and repair airframe and powerplant (engine) components. 

Located at the MNTC Aerospace Training Center on our Franklin Road campus in Norman, the AMT program provides an immersive environment for students. With $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding allocated by Cleveland County Commissioners, the newly renovated training center includes classrooms, training labs, top-of-the-line equipment, aircraft components, a hangar and a tarmac.

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