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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Beyond Your Horizon — Articles, videos, and bonus content
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.
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.
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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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.
Welcome, listener! On October 24, we’ll be launching CareerTech Horizon, a new podcast from Oklahoma CareerTech. We’ll be covering the amazing stories of Oklahomans, as well as the economic, educational, and workforce issues at large.
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