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In the lead-up to CareerTech Horizon’s Season 2 debut, producer Blane Singletary takes you behind the scenes, onto the set of the show, to talk about how the pandemic changed the way the shows were put together.
We also talk about our next episode about how Oklahoma’s agriculture industry went through its own trials, as many in the state faced a food shortage. Through these difficult times, however, new opportunities have emerged, and a variety of jobs are available for those willing to step up.
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2020 has been called a lot of things, and most of them aren’t very nice. But at least one positive situation has emerged from this challenging year – a profound appreciation of our frontline health care workers.
As COVID-19 fills hospitals with critically ill patients, nursing homes battle the virus among its patients and staff, and front line nurses give countless COVID tests and now…vaccines…now, more than ever, Oklahomans owe a debt of gratitude to workers in the health care industry and those who train health care workers.
In this season finale episode:
We talk about the worldwide nursing shortage and its effect on Oklahoma’s health care system.
Connie Romans tells us about a generous gift from a CareerTech grad that’s benefitting health care educators and students across the state.
We hear about some of the challenges of training students for health careers – in the middle of a pandemic.
We’re reminded that men and women can follow whatever career path they choose…especially in health care!
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While you were at home during the coronavirus lockdown, did you find yourself trying to learn new “home skills?”
With people turning to things like baking and sewing, some for the first time, Family and Consumer Science teachers have suddenly found their subject in high demand. In this episode, we sit down with Terri Hollarn, a longtime FCS educator and state administrator, on how an elective class is becoming essential learning.
We also highlight the shortage of FCS teachers across the country, and the hope that this crisis may encourage more people to become teachers.
In the age of social distancing and “safer at home” orders, many people have had to brush-up on their home-making skills. These skills, often taken as electives in high school curriculum, have now become what many consider essential.
Next time on CareerTech Horizon, we sit down with a longtime Family and Consumer Sciences educator and reflect on these skills returning to prominence.
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(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.)
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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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.