Episode 9: “Power Up!”

student stands in a classroom filled with energy training equipment explaining how career has changed her life

Francis Tuttle Tech Center Student Toni Lochrie talks about how she found a new career and new purpose in the energy industry.

When is the last time you thought about what goes into keeping power going to your home, uninterrupted?

Oklahoma’s thriving and evolving energy industry can be found in many forms. Whether it’s oil, gas, hydroelectricric, wind, or solar energy, careers in this field can be lucrative and rewarding, but with a growing gap for skilled labor around the state, energy leaders hope more students sign on to technical programs to keep things going.

In this episode:

  • We travel the state to hear from energy leaders on the challenges they are facing, and the new programs in place to help alleviate the energy skills gap.
  • We profile two students from very different backgrounds, and who are training for two very different jobs, but are ultimately working for the same goal.
  • We climb hundreds of feet to get a good view of the wind energy industry, and learn about the technical and safety demands of the job.
  • Listen in on a panel discussion, as Oklahoma’s energy experts discuss what the industry will change in the coming years, while other parts stay the same.

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

You can also visit our website, cthorizon.org, for show notes, discussion and bonus content, “Beyond Your Horizon.”

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1 Year of CareerTech Horizon! + Episode 9 Trailer

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO CAREERTECH HORIZON!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a full year since we started this podcast! We’ve loved the opportunities to tell great stories from around the state, and we could’nt have done it without the support of you, our listeners. Thank you!

two students work in energy program at technical schoolNEXT TIME: EPISODE 9 — “Power Up!”

We may sometimes take it for granted, but energy is a critical resource in keeping our lives going. Oklahomans have been doing their best to capture and harness energy in many forms, and new statewide initiatives seek to further the Sooner State’s energy workforce.

On the next episode of CareerTech Horizon, we bring you the stories from the evolving world of energy, and the students and workers ready to ride its wave.

 

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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.

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

You can also visit our website, cthorizon.org for show notes, discussion, and bonus content, “Beyond Your Horizon.”

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