TRAILER — Season 2 Episode 1: “Challenges and Opportunities”

Host and producer Blane Singletary on the set of CareerTech Horizon

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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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Episode 10: “Showing You Care” -SEASON FINALE-

medical students tend to a mannequin to learn proper patient care

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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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.