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Oklahoma's Film Industry, part 2: Training Oklahomans for their next act

As Oklahoma garners attention for hit shows and Oscar-worthy feature films, our film industry has perhaps never shined brighter on the national stage. It takes a trained workforce to power an industry, so CareerTech has stepped up statewide efforts to deliver training that puts students in front of filmmaking professionals.

Manufacturing a workforce: OMA partners and CareerTech instructors collaborate

Industry partners from the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance and CareerTech instructors convened November 14 at Ditch Witch/TORO's home office and manufacturing plant in Perry for a day of learning and collaboration.

OMA partners and CareerTech instructors discussed the prevalence of STEM in middle and high school curriculums as integral to a qualified manufacturing workforce.

CareerTech: The heart and soul of workforce development

  • Customized training for business and industry
  • Equipping the next generation to preserve Oklahoma as the best state in which to live and work

Oklahoma Works: agencies unite to streamline workforce development

Oklahoma CareerTech, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services are partnered under the national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act with a common goal to streamline the delivery of state workforce resources to every Oklahoman.

Oklahoma Lt. Governor lends support to Choose Aerospace consortium: "This is the way."

Oklahoma educators, industry partners, and policymakers gathered October 13 at Tulsa Tech's Owasso campus in support of the mission of Choose Aerospace, a non-profit consortium aiming to fill the need for qualified aviation technicians.

Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell delivered a brief keynote on Oklahoma’s aerospace industry outlook.

Oklahoma policymakers recently made the Choose Aerospace maintenance curriculum free to schools and students that choose to establish a program.

CareerTech Aerospace

Steve Shaw reports that Oklahoma CareerTech is using grant money from an aerospace non-profit to bridge a glaring gap as long as they can.

Oklahoma's Film Industry, part 1: State of the Industry

Oklahoma's film industry is booming. Industry leaders weigh in on why productions continue to flock to our state and the need to train a responsive workforce.

Oklahoma CareerTech: Fueling the Oklahoma Economy

Oklahoma CareerTech has been training skilled and dedicated individuals for over 100 years. These individuals are the heartbeat of the Oklahoma Economy. Oklahoma is powered by CareerTech.

Oklahoma CareerTech: Investing in Oklahoma’s Future

Charlie is a story of how Oklahoma CareerTech is filling the critical occupations skills gap. Our work starts from the very beginning, inspiring young leaders and supporting them along their chosen career paths. These individuals are the heartbeat of the Oklahoma workforce, serving thousands of companies fueling the state’s economy. Oklahoma is powered by CareerTech.

Choose Aerospace: Industry leaders sound off on new, free maintenance curriculum

Oklahoma aerospace leaders & educators gathered in Tulsa this summer to receive training and to network regarding Choose Aerospace, a non-profit offering a maintenance curriculum that is free to Oklahoma students.

CareerTech announces full statewide funding for aviation maintenance curriculum

Director Brent Haken confirms full funding for the Choose Aerospace maintenance curriculum, breaking barriers for Oklahoma students and educators seeking to fill the ever-growing need in our state's aerospace industry.

Oklahoma CareerTech: Oklahoma’s Workforce Solution

Oklahoma CareerTech is known for being nimble and flexible, quickly adapting to the needs of industry in Oklahoma. In addition to 29 technology centers across the state, Oklahoma CareerTech provides training through 391 PK-12 school districts, 15 Skills Centers, 32 Adult Education and Family Literacy providers and Work-Based Learning programs.

Powering Oklahoma's Workforce

Oklahoma lawmakers and business leaders speak on the important role CareerTech plays in training students for the jobs needed now.

Training the workforce we need

Oklahoma lawmakers speak on the important role CareerTech plays in training students for the jobs needed now.

Keeping Workers Local

Oklahoma lawmakers and business leaders speak on the important role CareerTech plays in training local students for the jobs needed now.

Maintaining a Pipeline of Workers

Oklahoma lawmakers and business leaders speak on the important role CareerTech plays in training students for the jobs needed now.

Oklahoma on the Mother Road of Air Force simulator training

Chris Egan is driven to inspire Oklahomans to pursue aerospace opportunities within our state. As a site manager for aerospace contractor CAE, he trains more than 40 pilots per year to fly United States Air Force AWACS reconnaissance aircraft. This state-of-the-art full-motion AWACS simulator training is exclusive to Oklahoma, making our state the Mother Road for pilots who are integral to America’s defense.

Lineman Rodeo

Lineman trainees at Northeast Tech in Pryor challenged each other in the areas of skill, competency, and safety at their first lineman rodeo. Program coordinator Jeff Floyd hopes to one day gather CareerTech lineman trainees from across the state to compete.

From CareerTech to MasterChef: Gabriel Lewis

Gabriel Lewis came home to Francis Tuttle Technology Center after appearing on a second season of MasterChef. During our interview, he spoke about his family's influence on his career, the culinary foundations established by the CareerTech System and what his future holds.

A Lineman Rodeo

The Lineman Training program at Northeast Technology Center provides students with the knowledge and technical skills...preparation to pole climbing skills and equipment operation. Northeast Tech hosts an event highlighting the skills of a lineman.

Last Modified on Feb 05, 2024