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Yukon student’s programming career propelled by Canadian Valley Tech education

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YUKON – Like most 20-year-olds, Bryndon McGregor is a dreamer. Not all that long ago, McGregor sat in a high school classroom dreaming about the future. 


During his junior and senior years, he enrolled in computer programming at nearby Canadian Valley Technology Center and kept dreaming.

The 2012 Yukon High School graduate completed two years toward a Management Information Systems degree at the University of Central Oklahoma last summer. He landed an information technology internship at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, located at Shepherd Mall in Oklahoma City.

Five months later, McGregor was promoted to full-time status with a nice salary package and full benefits. Programmers at the department earn annual salaries ranging between $35,000 and $75,000, he said. Most days, McGregor does web application development, but he has an ultimate career goal.

“I know it’s every programmer’s dream to design some awesome game or work on one you grew up playing,” McGregor said. “Software is where the real money is, so ultimately I want to go to Silicon Valley and work on video game development.”

World of Warcraft has been McGregor’s favorite game since seventh grade, so his dream job is helping develop the world’s most subscribed to online role-playing game with 10 million subscribers.

McGregor credits computer programming at Canadian Valley for inspiring him to follow his dream.

“My instructor, Mr. (Hital) Damani, taught me so much about life in general,” he said. “Career Tech gave me that edge. It taught me about skills and about myself. If I hadn’t gone, I wouldn’t have known to pursue my dream.

“I use the stuff I learned at Canadian Valley every day,” he said.

McGregor began his path at Canadian Valley Technology Center and is among more than 30 percent of students who pursue a college education.

To learn more about this career path, visit www.cvtech.edu.


Bill Kramer

Bill Kramer is communications and marketing coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center's El Reno Campus. Read more ›

Canadian Valley Technology Center

With campuses located in Chickasha, Yukon and El Reno, Canadian Valley Technology Center offers 22 different, full-time, career-focused programs for high school and adult students. Our training prepares students to further their education at the college-level, or to immediately enter the professional world. CV Tech also provides business and industry services and adult and continuing education courses to its community year-round. Additional information about CV Tech can be found at www.cvtech.edu and statewide information is available at www.okcareertech.org . Read more ›

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