New opportunities for Ardmore students

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ARDMORE, Okla. -- Ardmore students will have new opportunities thanks to some local foundations. The Southern Oklahoma Technology Center held their official ribbon cutting for their new health careers facility on Monday.

The building was funded by the Noble Foundation and Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation.

This will open up 56 new seats for high school students and anyone wanting to become a practical nurse or surgical tech.

School officials say the new building will have many benefits for the community including the current shortage of nurses in the area.

"Health care isn’t alone, but it is a large amount of the unemployed, and you can tell that by looking in the paper" said Dr. David Powell at the SOTC.

High school students will have the ability to take foundation classes like anatomy and physiology to determine what health care profession they want to pursue.

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