TRAILER — Episode 6: “Driving Progress”

(Note: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we will be postponing our originally planned episode on this year’s “Making It Work” award recipients. However, we will continue to bring you new, great stories in the meantime.)

Students rebuild car engine at competition

With more than 100 million passenger vehicles in America today, it pays to be in the automotive business. But with new technology speeding ahead at a breakneck pace, it’s important for technical education programs to keep up.

We’ll take you inside the OKC Auto Show where students show off their skills and network with potential employers and educators. We’ll also take you inside one such program, where electric, hybrid, and natural gas vehicles are part of the curriculum. Auto shops and dealerships have a stake in this too, as they look for new and innovative ways for workforce development.

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Episode 5: “Growing Partnerships”

How did you learn the skills you have now?

Are the skills you know still relevant today? Will they remain relevant in the future?

In this episode, we examine the growing partnerships between industry and education. We’ll dive into what businesses are doing to keep instructors on the same page, and how these instructors use that knowledge to cultivate the workforce they’ll be hiring from.

  • American Airlines donates one of its passenger jets to CareerTech, so students in their aviation programs can work hands-on with real aircraft.
  • A summer camp for teachers brings educators behind the scenes at businesses their students may one day work for.
  • “Futuring Panels” facilitate conversation on where the industry is heading, and how educators can keep up.

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TRAILER – Episode 5: “Growing Partnerships”

Next time on CareerTech Horizon, we go aboard a recently retired passenger jet that’s now a classroom with wings for students looking to take off in the airline industry.

It’s just one of many ways business and industry partner with technical education; a partnership that grows both ways.

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Episode 3: “On The Wings Of A Dream”

How high would you go to chase your dreams?

For the women featured in today’s episode, the sky is hardly the limit. We’re taking a dive into the past, present and future of Oklahoma women in aviation.

  • Legends such as Pearl Bailey Scott, who blazed a trail into the skies that women continue to follow to this day.
  • Founding member of women’s pilot group, The Nintety-Nines,Wally Funk talks about her journey as an integral aviation pioneer.
  • After getting her first taste of flying at age 8, LTJG Whitney Heer pulls out all the stops to pursue a career as a U.S. Navy pilot.
  • From homeless to flying high, Porsha Lippincott turns her life around after finding her passion as an airplane mechanic.

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TRAILER – Episode 3: “On The Wings Of A Dream”

Legendary pilot Amelia Earhart once said, “There’s more to life than being a passenger.” In a time where men ruled the skies, Earhart courageously followed her dreams into the cockpit.

Today, 80 years after her disappearance, women are still following her contrails.

Next week on CareerTech Horizon, we bring you the stories of Oklahoma women who took their lives into the skies.

Subscribe today to be ready for liftoff on this episode, launching Thursday, December 19th.

Episode 2: “It Takes A Community”

What is your greatest accomplishment? Did you do it alone, or did you get help from your friends, family, or people in your community?

In this episode of CareerTech Horizon, we take a deep dive into Adult Basic Education, and share the stories of Oklahomans who turned their lives around, thanks to the right people helping, supporting, and advocating for them.

  • A mother, stressed from working dead-end jobs, who decided to go back to school, just as her child started her first day of school.
  • An adult-learning organization in Ardmore, expanding their reach in a short time, thanks to their enthusiastic staff, and the cereal boxes that immortalize their success stories.
  • How education plays an integral role in state inmates’ re-entry into society.

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PROLOGUE — Episode 2: Explaining “It Takes A Community”

To do something incredible, groundbreaking, or phenomenal, often times you’ll need more than just yourself.

Host and Producer Blane Singletary explains the theme for our upcoming episode on Adult Basic Education in Oklahoma, coming very soon to Apple, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google, and more. Subscribe today so you don’t miss it.

TRAILER – Episode 2: “It Takes A Community”

Sometimes, the gap between having a dead-end job, just getting by, and having a job you love and thriving, can be bridged with three little letters: G E D.

But getting people to cross that gap, to get the right amount of confidence, to plan their future, to step out of their comfort zone, takes a whole lot more.

Next time on CareerTech Horizon, join us as we share the stories of people vying for success, and the people they couldn’t do it without.

Episode 1: “Origin Stories”

What did you have to go through to get to where you are today?

In our first episode of CareerTech Horizon, we take a look at a few Oklahomans’ “origin stories,” including…

  • An HVAC instructor who overcame his own past failures in education, and how he now helps others do the same.
  • A “jack of all trades” who decides to become a cosmetologist, so he can get closer to his daughters.
  • An Air Force veteran who now teaches family and consumer sciences, and how a similar approach can be used from serving one’s country, to serving one’s students.

You can follow us on Twitter @CT_Horizon, or find us on Facebook.

You can also visit our website, cthorizon.org for show notes, and soon, bonus “value-added” content.