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CareerTech students share work-based learning experiences

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Three teams of students from two technology centers shared their work-based learning experiences in videos and won an Oklahoma CareerTech contest.

Winning teams were from the Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus television production program and the Francis Tuttle Technology Center-Rockwell Campus broadcast video program. Each program was awarded $500.

The students produced videos sharing the benefits they have received from participating in work-based learning.

“CareerTech work-based learning experiences are extensions of the education and skills development students receive in their CareerTech programs,” said H.L. Baird, Oklahoma CareerTech work-based learning liaison. “WBL is a guided transition from simulation in the program to real-world experience. Mentors at places of business provide direction and evaluation to help students learn skills beyond classroom practice.”

Francis Tuttle Tech students highlighted their experiences in a video titled “Behind the Scenes at Thunder Media Day.” Their production was used in the final Thunder media day product, Baird said.

The two groups of Tulsa Tech students produced “A Taste of the Real World” and “Real World Experiences.”

All three videos can be seen on the Oklahoma CareerTech YouTube channel at

Oklahoma CareerTech held its first WBL video contest in fall 2020 to encourage students to share their work-based learning experiences in their own words.

To learn more about work-based learning, visit or contact Baird at 405-743-6812 or


About Oklahoma CareerTech

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 60 campuses, 391 PK-12 school districts, 15 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities and 32 adult education and family literacy providers.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.

Last Modified on Feb 01, 2023
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