Welcome to CareerTech Conversations, a podcast series featuring discussions on the many ways Oklahoma CareerTech is breaking down silos in education and giving students of all ages the skills they need to enter the workforce and make informed career choices. You’ll get answers to common questions, details on CareerTech programs and activities and a look at what’s ahead. Here is the most recent episode, but you can explore previous episodes of CareerTech Conversations on our YouTube channel.
CareerTech Conversations - Holly Hanan
We sat down with Holly Hanan, state program coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences, who shared the impact of Oklahoma FCS educators in the lives of students, changing terminology, and inclusivity in the field.
CareerTech Conversations - Brent Haken, State Director
We sat down with Oklahoma CareerTech’s new leader, State Director Brent Haken, to discuss CareerTech's impact on his life, the success of the system and his aspirations for Oklahomans' futures in career and technology education.
CareerTech Conversations - Scott Nemecek
We sat down with Scott Nemecek, state program administrator for FFA and agriculture, who shared Oklahoma students' recent accolades from the national FFA convention. We also learned about the impact of agriculture on Oklahoma's economy and how ag educators are preparing students for success in industry and daily life.
CareerTech Conversations - Tonja Norwood
STEM Program Manager Tonja Norwood sat down with Russell Ray to tell us how CareerTech student programs like TSA (Technology Student Association) foster an interest in STEM careers from an early age. Through these programs and related competitions, the CareerTech system is helping meet the job demand in the varied world of STEM careers.
CareerTech Conversations - Lara Morris
We sat down with Health Careers Education Program Manager Lara Morris to discuss the state of Oklahoma's health care careers. The discussion includes the nursing job market and opportunities for training and advancement within the CareerTech System.
CareerTech Conversations - Carter Merkle
We sat down with Carter Merkle, program manager at OkPTAC to learn how this facet of CareerTech helps our state's businesses bid for government contracts with one-on-one coaching, an annual conference and more.
CareerTech Conversations - Dr. Lee Denney
Interim State Director Dr. Lee Denney sat down with Russell Ray to tell us about her unique role at the agency and the state of the CareerTech System.