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Career Academy success plan

Creating an Individualized Success Plan

Step into a classroom and you will see a lot of items designed to make students feel comfortable. Studies show that learning environment is critical to student success. In some …

June 1, 2020

    STEM Students Launch into New Opportunity

    STEM Students Launch into New Opportunity

    A new group of students is taking flight inside Tulsa Tech’s STEM Academy. This group of six students are competing on a first-of-its-kind team, in the StellarXplorers competition. The program designed by the United States Air Force puts students to the test, in a space design competition.

    “Tulsa Tech is very …

    May 21, 2020

    Instructor Tradition Brings Smiles to Students

    Instructor Tradition Brings Smiles to Students

    Prom, graduation and other important spring events in the life of high school students were all canceled in 2020 by the pandemic, but not all traditions went away. Tulsa Tech Pharmacy Technician Instructor Kari Gibson found a way to keep her cookie tradition alive.

    “At the end of the year, I …

    May 19, 2020

    Finding Her Focus, Developing Her Passion

    Finding Her Focus, Developing Her Passion

    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It is a quote we all have heard, but is that truly the case? For some Tulsa Tech Photography students, the answer is simple – Yes!

    Within the two-year program, high school students take Photography 1 as juniors and Photography 2 as seniors. …

    May 7, 2020

    Kick Your Powersports Career Into Overdrive

    Kick Your Powersports Career Into Overdrive

    The roar of the engine, for some it is the sweetest sound on earth. For others, it can be the call toward a career. Step onto Tulsa Tech’s Broken Arrow Campus and you will hear a lot of engines. The campus is home to nearly a half-dozen automotive programs where …

    April 30, 2020

    Teaching Skills Beyond the Classroom

    Teaching Skills Beyond the Classroom

    We see the images of medical workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what you do not see is the caring that goes on behind the chaos. Tulsa Tech students in the medical programs learn the skills to do their jobs. However, they are also taught valuable lessons …

    April 23, 2020

    Tulsa Tech Instructors Find News Ways to Connect With Students

    Tulsa Tech Instructors Find News Ways to Connect With Students

    Working from home, distance learning and non-essential businesses closed. Now, more than ever, people need to make a connection. With face-to-face meetings no longer a possibility, Tulsa Tech instructors are getting creative to help students.

    Instructors like Taylor Deatherage are turning their courses online. Her medical coding class is using Blackboard …

    April 8, 2020

    Tulsa Tech Instructor Earns Second Place in National Competition

    Tulsa Tech Instructor Earns Second Place in National Competition

    The desire to do our best in activities is instilled in us from a young age. Our parents tell us to do the best we can in school, and as we progress through our careers, employers ask us to be our best selves. For two Tulsa Tech instructors, that meant …

    April 7, 2020

    Tulsa Tech Instructor Honored With Engineering Award

    Tulsa Tech Instructor Honored With Engineering Award

    Teachers make the difference. It is a saying that rings true each and every day at Tulsa Tech. Our instructors tirelessly work to find new and creative ways to engage students. Creativity is one of the reasons Elaine Clark, an instructor at the STEM Academy, was honored with the 2020 …

    March 11, 2020

    Shaping a Dream One Trim at a Time

    Shaping a Dream One Trim at a Time

    The world we live in is full of signs. For centuries, they have been used to identify everything from doctors and hospitals to blacksmiths and barbers. Walk into the Tulsa Tech Barbering and Cosmetology lab on the Peoria Campus any night and you won’t see the iconic barber pole. Instead …

    February 28, 2020

    Training Leads to Out of This World Career

    Training Leads to Out of This World Career

    Dreaming big and helping students gain the skills needed to get there is at the heart of Tulsa Tech’s mission. Each school year we see new faces walking through our doors, ready to learn a skill to set them up for a lifetime of success. Our alumni are no different, …

    February 18, 2020

    Tulsa Tech Named Cisco Hall of Fame School

    Tulsa Tech Named Cisco Hall of Fame School

    Tulsa Tech is again leading the way in training the next generation.

    Cisco is a worldwide leader in IT, networking and cybersecurity functions. Founded in 1984, the technology company provides materials and support to Academy Support Centers (ASC) worldwide, teaching career-specific curriculum to up-and-coming IT professionals. Last month, Tulsa Tech …

    February 11, 2020

    Making Her Own Home Run Career Path

    Making Her Own Home Run Career Path

    Trading in the classroom for the training room, Amanda Lee is making her own path. The Tulsa Tech sports medicine program graduate, is now making history. Lee is the first female athletic trainer for the Seattle Mariners organization.

    “When I first found out I literally had goosebumps,” Lee said “It was …

    December 13, 2019

    Teaching the Sweetest Holiday Gifts

    Teaching the Sweetest Holiday Gifts

    The smell of pumpkin spice, a turkey baking in the oven, friends and family gathering around the table, all signs the holidays are near. It also means that it is time to put together your shopping lists. For many, the holidays mean spending a lot of money on gifts for …

    November 13, 2019

    New Partnership Leads to New Opportunities

    New Partnership Leads to New Opportunities

    Everyone wants a good paying job, but do you have the competitive advantage to make it happen? A new partnership between Tulsa Tech and NORDAM helps students achieve more sooner, setting them up for a rewarding career with the Tulsa-based company. In August, the first group of 24 students started …

    October 10, 2019

    Tulsa Tech Students Showcase Ways To Stay Safe Online

    Tulsa Tech Students Showcase Ways To Stay Safe Online

    It is one of the scariest headlines you can see in the news, “Data Breach”, and over the past few years, it’s become a constant fear for Americans. An article in Forbes earlier this summer showed 2019 was the worst year on record, with more than four billion records stolen, …

    October 8, 2019

    A Great Place to Work & Make an Impact

    A Great Place to Work & Make an Impact

    As we travel to visit other locations throughout the great state of Oklahoma, we reaffirm that Tulsa Tech is a great place to work. We shout it at our back-to-school events, during our first day back from summer break, at our all-staff meetings, even at the grocery or hardware store …

    September 16, 2019

    Tulsa Tech Earns National CDA Gold Standard Certification

    Tulsa Tech Earns National CDA Gold Standard Certification

    In recent years, researchers have learned that the human brain develops the vast majority of its neurons, and is at its most receptive to learning, between birth and three years of age. The last four decades have produced many new practices and principles for use in the classroom with young …

    August 21, 2019

    Tulsa Regional Chamber Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Industry Training Center

    Tulsa Regional Chamber Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Industry Training Center

    On a bright, sunny June afternoon, dignitaries, elected officials and guests from throughout the Tulsa area recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for Tulsa Tech’s newest facility, the Industry Training Center.

    The 12,000 square foot facility is designed to provide training in three main areas – welding, machining and workplace safety. The …

    June 27, 2019

    High Expectations: Tulsa Tech Encourages Lofty Goals

    High Expectations: Tulsa Tech Encourages Lofty Goals

    One of Tulsa Tech’s core values is “High Expectations.” We expect to have lofty goals and achievement markers for our students, but what about for your own work life and habits? Studies have shown that setting clear and actionable goals in both our work and personal lives increases the chance …

    June 20, 2019

    Student Joins Legal Team for New Career

    Student Joins Legal Team for New Career

    Christina Sheppard has always been intrigued by the legal system, and decided to return to school with hopes of pursuing a career in this demanding field.

    “I wanted to go back to school and eventually start working in the legal field,” Sheppard said. “I decided to join the Project HIRE team …

    November 27, 2018