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CareerTech Conversations

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Voices of the instructors, students, and businesses who make up the Oklahoma CareerTech system.

Location:

Stillwater, OK

Description:

Voices of the instructors, students, and businesses who make up the Oklahoma CareerTech system.

Twitter:

@CT_Horizon

Language:

English

Contact:

405-743-6827


Episodes

Episode 2 – “Helping Small Business Grow” with Carter Merkle

10/6/2022
Have you started a small business? Do you know someone who has? The challenges of starting out from scratch are well known, but what you may not know is that CareerTech has resources to help make growing a small business easier. Carter Merkle of Oklahoma's Procurement Technical Assistance Center sat down with us to talk about the ways in which OkPTAC connects small businesses in the state with government agencies. You can view a video of our conversation with Carter Merkle here:...

Duration:00:26:34

Episode 1 – “A Time Of Transition” with Dr. Lee Denney

8/24/2022
How do you lead in a time of transition? CareerTech's Interim State Director Dr. Lee Denney sat down with Russell Ray to tell us about her unique role at the agency. She also shares her thoughts about the CareerTech student organizations and the many ways the system delivers on its promises to students and businesses across the state. You can view the video version of this conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIRLsErd3e8

Duration:00:19:00

Introducing CareerTech Conversations

8/10/2022
CareerTech Horizon is becoming CareerTech Conversations! We will still be bringing you the amazing stories from people within Oklahoma's CareerTech System, but with a slightly different approach, as they tell their stories in their own words. We will also be bringing you some of our episodes in video format on CareerTech's YouTube Channel. Thanks to everyone who stayed subscribed to us during our hiatus. You should already be on track to hearing our newly revamped podcast. Our first episode,...

Duration:00:02:31

CareerTech Horizon 2-2: “Here’s the Beef”

4/9/2021
Do you remember last year when meat was difficult to find? When the lockdowns went into effect, and major meat producers had to scale back production in the fight against COVID-19, many Oklahomans sought out local sources of meat. However, that highlighted a new problem: workforce shortages. In this episode, we examine Oklahoma's meat shortage and how teamwork from all over the state seeks to train more meat processors to prevent another shortage. We'll examine how Oklahoma lawmakers...

Duration:00:31:09

CareerTech Horizon 2-1: “Challenges and Opportunities” in Agriculture

2/3/2021
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? Have you thought about the processes and the people involved with getting it to your plate? In our Season 2 premiere, CareerTech Horizon takes a dive into Oklahoma agriculture, the challenges the industry faces and the new opportunities for people to get involved in it. State Agriculture Secretary Blayne Arthur gives us a look at the industry and how it fared during the pandemic. John Patrick Lopez of Lopez Foods tells us about food...

Duration:00:28:48

TRAILER — CTH 2-1: “Challenges and Opportunities”

1/29/2021
Head over to our Facebook or Twitter to see the video version of this trailer! 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...

Duration:00:02:36

CareerTech Horizon 1-10: “Showing You Care”

12/17/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:10

CareerTech Horizon 1-9: “Power Up!”

11/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:19

1 Year of CareerTech Horizon! + Episode 9 Trailer

11/20/2020
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! NEXT 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...

Duration:00:04:15

CareerTech Horizon 1-8: “Back In the Swing of Things”

9/25/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:48

TRAILER – CTH 1-8: “Back In The Swing Of Things”

9/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:03:32

CareerTech Horizon 1-7: “Feels Like Home”

6/3/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:43

TRAILER — CTH 1-7: “Feels Like Home”

5/20/2020
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. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or platform, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Or, ask your smart...

Duration:00:03:42

CareerTech Horizon 1-6: “Driving Progress”

4/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:27:54

CTH 1-6: “Driving Progress”

3/31/2020
(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...

Duration:00:03:17

TRAILER — Episode 6: “Keeping Up With The Curve”

3/31/2020
(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...

Duration:00:03:17

CareerTech Horizon 1-5: “Growing Partnerships”

3/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:27:40

TRAILER – CTH 1-5: “Growing Partnerships”

2/22/2020
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. Subscribe today on the platform you found us on to get instant access to our roundtable discussion when it releases. CareerTech Horizon is now on Spotify! Find us here.

Duration:00:03:09

CareerTech Horizon 1-4: “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders”

1/30/2020
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. You can follow us on Twitter @CT_Horizon, or find us on Facebook. You can also visit our website,...

Duration:00:36:59

TRAILER CTH 1-4: “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders”

1/21/2020
Next time on CareerTech Horizon, we sit down with the students at the helm of CareerTech's Student Organizations. Subscribe today on the platform you found us on to get instant access to our roundtable discussion when it releases. CareerTech Horizon is now on Spotify! Find us here.

Duration:00:04:10