Spotlight

Former Tulsa Tech Instructor Uses Talents to Celebrate Heritage

Heritage is defined as valued objects or qualities passed down from one generation to the next. Sit down and visit with retired Tulsa Tech instructor Paul King and you can …

October 28, 2020

    Building a Foundation; Honoring History

    Building a Foundation; Honoring History

    Our history is a part of our lives. Certain events have a big impact and you will always remember where you were on those days. Events like the September 11 Terror Attacks, Pearl Harbor and the Assassination of JFK. Like all of those events, the COVID-19 pandemic will be one …

    October 13, 2020

    Partnering for a Purpose

    Partnering for a Purpose

    Cars lined up, the bark of a dog and the meow of a cat. On this morning, the parking lot at Tulsa Tech’s Peoria Campus sounded more like a pet daycare than a school. However, behind the noise was a partnership with a purpose to help animals and give students …

    September 21, 2020

    Tulsa Tech Helps Graduate Continue a Family Legacy

    Tulsa Tech Helps Graduate Continue a Family Legacy

    “What do you want to do when you grow up?” It is a question many of us struggle with. Some people know what they want to do at a young age, yet others find it more difficult to discover a passion that leads to a rewarding career. Tulsa Tech is …

    September 21, 2020

    Tulsa Tech Students Have Even More Options

    Tulsa Tech Students Have Even More Options

    As when winter turns to spring, a new school year provides a chance for new growth, new knowledge and at Tulsa Tech, a chance to learn new skills. This August will be no different, there are several new options for students sprouting across the district. One of the biggest changes …

    August 18, 2020

    Embracing Fear: How Moving Can Help

    Embracing Fear: How Moving Can Help

    We are moving. It is a phrase that can bring instant stress to even the tranquil people. Moving is part of life, however it does not mean it is anyone’s favorite thing.

    Students at Tulsa Tech’s Career Academy embrace the uncertainty. These students were, at one time, looking for an environment …

    July 13, 2020

    Training More Than the Hard Skills

    Training More Than the Hard Skills

    Training to be at your best when someone else is at their worst. That is what it means to be a Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). These trained professionals work in life and death situations on a daily basis, but the training they get in Tulsa Tech’s Paramedic and …

    June 23, 2020

    Creating an Individualized 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 cases, and for various individual reasons or circumstances, creating traditional high school does not always work. For those students, Tulsa …

    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