DRTC introduces Chief of Contract Services

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), an entrepreneurial nonprofit agency that promotes independence through employment for people with disabilities, announces the hiring of its new Chief of Contract Services.

Kevin Sonntag headshot
Kevin Sonntag

Kevin Sonntag joins the agency to provide leadership for DRTC’s federal contracts at multiple locations including Tinker Air Force Base, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at FAA, US Marshals and federal buildings downtown. Sonntag will also continue to build on DRTC’s long-standing relationship with SourceAmerica®, a national nonprofit that helps link the federal government to private sector organizations as they seek to procure services through AbilityOne®.

“Kevin brings a very dynamic combination of experience and expertise to the agency and our federal contracts,” said DRTC Executive Director Deborah Copeland, M.Ed.

Sonntag most recently served as Director of Population Health & Analytics at NorthCare where he supported the agency’s transition to value-based care through improving data-driven leadership capabilities and leading population health and analytics projects. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and has led a team of therapists at Sunbeam Family Services as Director of Counseling. Sonntag received his BBA in Management-Human Resources from Texas A&M University and completed his MA in Counseling at Denver Seminary.

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, is Oklahoma’s leading community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains, serves and employs approximately 1,000 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org.

“We miss you tour”

Staff with Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) visited vocational training program participants who have been staying safer at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff put together goodie bags and decorated an agency bus for the “We miss you tour” that stretched from Edmond to Moore, and Yukon to Del City.

 


 

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DRTC closed its main campus vocational training programs and divisions in late March in accordance with Governor Stitt’s Executive Orders. The agency is now implementing a phased approach to re-open the agency. DRTC’s divisions (Awards, Framing, Gift Shop and Promotional Items) are open and processing orders, offering curbside pickup during customer service hours of 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Call or email us today:

Awards
405-946-1079
awards@drtc.org

Framing
405-790-1212
framing@drtc.org

Gift Shop
405-946-4489 x1600
giftshop@drtc.org

Promotional Items
405-946-1079 x1807
promosales@drtc.org

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, is Oklahoma’s leading community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs approximately 1,000 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org.

Turn it up: DD Audio and DRTC providing PPE

A unique partnership between a local nonprofit and worldwide manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio equipment is putting much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the hands of first responders in the metro.

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), a nonprofit that provides training and jobs for people with disabilities, and Digital Designs Audio (DD Audio) are teaming up to produce face shields in response to COVID-19. The face shields are being manufactured for health care providers at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD).

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DRTC is using DD Audio’s source files to cut the materials needed and then assembles them to specifications. While the agency’s Vocational Rehabilitation programs have been temporarily closed since March 26, 2020, staff on the main campus are producing 300-500 face shields daily.

“We learned that DRTC has the equipment necessary and can do manufacturing as well,” said Shawn Wright, with DD Audio. “This project helps both entities with their missions as well as helping the community at large.”

“DRTC has partnered with DD Audio since 2012 assisting with their packaging and kitting needs,” said DRTC Sales/Business Manager Mark Claunch. “This opportunity helps address a critical need in the community while maintaining our relationship with DD Audio during the pandemic.”

Send inquiries for completed face shields to sales@ddaudio.com; source files are available at http://ddaud.io/face-shield-files. 

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, is Oklahoma’s leading community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs approximately 1,000 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org.

DD Audio is an Oklahoma based manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products. For more information visit https://ddaudio.com.