Episode 8: “Back In the Swing of Things”

a student works on a machining project in the classroom. Everyone is wearing a facemask

Has the time come for you to transition back to your normal life? Does the uncertainty of going back to school or work amidst a pandemic give you stress and anxiety?

In this episode, CareerTech Horizon takes you inside one technology center to see how they navigated their reopening with a new program for students and plenty of guidelines to keep everyone safe.

  • At Tri County Tech in Bartlesville, we take a look at the newly revamped “Skills To Rebuild” program, designed to train students quickly for new careers in the areas hardest hit by the pandemic.
  • We sit down with Tri County Tech’s CEO and Superintendent Lindel Fields and ask about how the tech center approached the shutdown and the reopening, and what this means for the future of education.
  • Finally, we call up CareerTech’s own Dr. Steven Aragon, a cognitive psychologist who has some advice on how to navigate these uncertain times with your family.

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TRAILER – Episode 8: “Back In The Swing Of Things”

Three students, wearing face masks are sitting at their computers in a classroom.

While the world around us changes rapidly, some may choose to hang on to the familiar things in life.  For others, this may be the perfect time to make changes for themselves.
Next time on CareerTech Horizon, we go to TriCounty Tech in Bartlesville, where a new take on an old program trains students for a new career in less than a month, so they can fill some of the most pressing needs of their community. All that, during a pandemic that has forced educators to re-think what school looks like.

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Episode 6: “Driving Progress”

A hybrid pulls into the auto classroom at Southern Tech in Ardmore, OK

Do you remember your first car, and how liberating it was to drive on your own? Do you remember the first time that car stopped working?

In this episode, CareerTech Horizon hits the road, driving through the many parts of this growing, diverse industry in our state.

  • Our first stop is the Oklahoma City Auto Show, bringing together auto dealers and enthusiasts to spread the word about the opportunities of the auto industry to students.
  • We visit an auto service education program mixing alternative fuels into the curriculum, and the importance of playing it safe around natural gas, electric, and hybrid cars.
  • We fire up the not-so modern marvel of the internal combustion engine, and the oil-based fuels that power it. A journalist shares his documentary, seeking the truth about the oil industry.
  • Finally, we look at the bigger picture of Oklahoma’s auto manufacturing industry, and how state leaders are planning to build it up all over the Sooner State.

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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 4: “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders”

What does it take to be a leader?

In today’s episode, host Blane Singletary dives into seven student organizations centered around technical education and the major benefits they provide to their members.

We’ll sit down with the leaders of those organizations, and find out how they see their roles within their teams evolve over time, and their reasons for becoming CareerTech students.

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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.

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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.