Increased demand for flexible career/technical training in schools fuels partnership
TULSA, OK – June 7, 2017 – Tulsa Tech offers career and technical training to a growing number of students throughout the metro area at partner school district sites. Enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 students in schools throughout Tulsa county in programs such as Pre-Engineering, Web Design, and Manufacturing.
“Tulsa Tech recognizes that many students want to train for the career of their future but struggle with scheduling for a multitude of reasons,” said Dr. Steve Tiger, Tulsa Tech Superintendent and CEO. “With the many demands placed upon our partner schools, we’ve worked in tandem to expand career training in the high school setting. Accommodating busy schedules and eliminating travel time is now a necessary level of convenience for some of our students that participate in extra-curricular activities or have expanded class loads.”
The off-campus programs in area high schools will again expand for the 2017-18 school year, with five more sites adding career training programs. The additions to the off-campus programs include Foundations of App Development at Catoosa High School, Foundations of Engineering at Collinsville High School and Skiatook High School, along with Foundations of Manufacturing at Charles Page High School and East Central High School.
Even with the expanded opportunities for regional students, there is room for more growth, as some programs for the upcoming fall class schedule have several openings for admission. The need for skills training for recent high school graduates is at an all-time high, which is why Tulsa Tech has started the Accelerating Independence Scholarship. This scholarship is intended for students age 18-23 and provides career training at Tulsa Tech tuition-free for recent graduates of Tulsa area public, private and parochial schools.
In over 50 years, Tulsa Tech has grown from a one campus vocational school that started under the guidance of Tulsa Public Schools, to an independent school district with six campuses and 17 off-campus programs that are filled with highly-technical, highly sought after career training programs to develop students with career and college ready skills. Today, Tulsa Tech is the largest technology center of Oklahoma’s nationally-recognized CareerTech system, training over 5,000 full-time adult and high school students, as well as nearly 10,000 part-time enrollments, and even thousands more employees involved in customized corporate training and consulting services.
To inquire about enrollment, admission, financial aid and more, interested adult and high school students can call (918) 828-5000 or visit tulsatech.edu.