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FOR RELEASE: April 18, 2002
CONTACT: Dick Gunn

Construction Industries Board Schedules Webcast

In an effort to communicate with the tradesmen regulated by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, the Chairman of that Board has scheduled a Webcast at Technology Centers around the state to provide training to tradesmen in or close to their own communities.

The Webcast will be broadcast Tuesday, April 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 10 participating Technology Centers. There is no charge and participants will be able to talk directly to the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board from any site they attend.

The Construction Industries Board was formed last year as a result of state legislation creating a nine-member board to regulate Oklahoma’s plumbing, electrical and mechanical trades, as well as building and construction inspectors.

“We will take advantage of the latest communications technology available through a Webcast to reach trades people who work during the day and otherwise would not have this opportunity,” explained Boyd West, administrator for the Construction Industries Board. “This will be a training conference to acquaint our trades people with the latest rules and regulations and explain the fee structure.”

The Webcast is available only at the following designated Technology Centers:

Autry Technology Center
1201 W. Willow
Enid, Oklahoma
(580) 242-2750

High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th Street
Woodward, Oklahoma
(580) 571-6185

Kiamichi Technology Center
301 Kiamichi Drive
McAlester, OK
(918) 426-0940

Metro Tech-Oklahoma City Branch
1700 Springlake Drive, room 123 (Ecology building)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
(405) 605-4791

Moore-Norman Technology Center
4701 12th Avenue N.W.
Norman, Oklahoma
(405) 364-5763 ext. 7279

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
(405) 744-7589

Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33
Ada, Oklahoma
(580) 310-2236

Southwest Technology Center
711 West Tamarack (bldg. with green roof)
Altus, Oklahoma
(580) 477-2250

Tulsa Community College
7505 W. 41st Street (West Campus- 2nd floor)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
(918) 595-7050

Western Technology Center
2605 E. Main
Weatherford, Oklahoma
(580) 774-0224 ext. 221

Members of the Construction Industries Board include Larry Shea, Chairman, representing electrical contractors; Michael Liston, Vice-Chairman, representing mechanical journeymen; Ken Callahan, representing inspectors; Monty Ketner, representing plumbers journeymen; Jerry King, representing inspectors; Jacob Kurle, representing mechanical contractors; Zearl McAllister, representing lay public; Dave Norwood, representing electrical journeymen; and Ronnie Nutt, representing plumbing contractors.

For more information, contact the Construction Industries Board at 405/271-2771.


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