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Winging It - Bryan Castle
11/15/2021
Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Takes Flight - Bryan Castle pulled his ’98 Geo Metro out of the gas station and never looked back. Ringing up snacks and sodas at 7-11 was honest work, but he needed a career.
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Law Enforcement Graduate Builds His Career Through Education and Experience
08/28/2019
Growing up as a three-time world champion in martial arts, Marcos Ibanez is now channeling that dedication into something else he’s passionate about – building a career in law...
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Legal and Administrative Offices Services graduate gives back
07/22/2019
Shovandah Toliver had multiple job offers as she approached graduation from Metro Tech’s Legal and Administrative Office Services program in May 2019. A single mother to three...
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Metro Tech Cosmetology student turns passion into future career
11/08/2018
When he was 14-years old, Juan Carrillo’s uncle bought a pair of clippers and asked Juan for a haircut. He did such a good job that he continued cutting his uncle’s hair, then...
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Metro Tech graduates turns love of "fixing things" into flourishing career
04/22/2015
When Robert Lee graduated from US Grant High School, he wasn’t quite sure what he would do with the rest of his life. But he knew he wanted to work with his hands.
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Aviation student overcomes educational challenges to graduate, earn license
03/28/2014
Landon Pickard knew at the age of six, during his first commercial flight, that he wanted to work on airplanes one day.
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Samir Elneser returns to school midlife to pursue Radiologic Technologist career
Samir Elneser was in his forties with a bachelor’s degree when a sudden layoff led him to the Radiologic Technology program at Metro Tech. During his two years in the R.T. program...
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High school welding students turn skill into money
When three high school students showed up with helmets and gloves to apply for a welding position, the supervisor looked at them suspiciously. He didn’t inquire about their age,...
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Auto Body Repair program graduates complete prestigious Service King apprenticeship
Two Metro Tech Auto Body Repair program graduates – Willie Cramer Jr. and Delbert Butler – recently graduated from Service King’s prestigious 52-week Apprentice Development...
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From Metro Tech Culinary Arts student to executive sous chef
During her time as a Culinary Arts student at South Bryant Campus, Myava Cook won the Annual Oklahoma ProStart Student Invitational competition two years in a row. Both wins...
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Metro Tech Economic Development Center provides services that help launch successful family business
As a child, Luis Diaz worked in his father’s accounting firm. It was there that he formed a rock-solid work ethic and a love for numbers. Years later – after graduating from...
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Metro Tech/OCPD Cadet overcomes obstacles to create bright future
Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) Northwest Classen High School and Metro Tech Law Enforcement Services Program graduate Jimmy Reece never planned to be where he is today. “...
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Health Careers Certification graduate turns clinicals into full-time position
Health Careers Center (HCC) Health Careers Certifications Teacher Mrs. Post-Vailes described graduate Ashley Martinez with strong character traits: enthusiastic, compassionate,...
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Metro Tech DraftingTechnician changes course of her life after prison through education and community
South Bryant Campus Drafting Technician student Amber Anthony dropped out of high school her junior year of high school and spent several years in and out of prison for drug...
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Metro Tech Auto Body Repair graduates land prestigious internship
South Bryant Campus Auto Body Repair adult students Delbert Butler and Willie Cramer, Jr. spent summer break restoring Delbert’s 1970 Cutlas as part of their curriculum. The car...
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Retired horticulture graduate turns her hobby into a career
Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) Star Spencer High School graduate Treva McNeill turned a hobby into her own business through the Horticulture Program at Metro Tech. "I've...
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Metro Tech Drafting Technician student applies CareerTech education to college and career
As a high school student at Oklahoma City Public Schools Southeast High School, Armanda Orozco-Pelayo didn’t have a future plan. He liked math and science, had an interest in...
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Mother and son prepare to graduate from Metro Tech together
This year, Jorge Jiminez will graduate from Northwest Classen High School. He will also graduate from Metro Tech alongside his mother, Zandra Galindo. The oldest of three kids,...
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Metro Tech Law Enforcement Student sworn in as U.S. Marine
It’s been an exciting two years for Metro Tech Law Enforcement Student Josiah Freeman. First, he lost 85 lbs through a combination of his own workouts and physical training in the...
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Radiologic Technology graduate practices patience and perseverance
During high school at a small high school in Oklahoma with 30 classmates, April Davison wanted to be a teacher. She spent her first years of college pursuing that goal. But just...
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Biomedical Sciences Academy Graduate prepares to enter optometry school
In middle school, Joana Pantoja wanted to be a lawyer. During her freshman year of high school at ASTEC Charter High School, then Health Careers Center (HCC) Teacher Brian Leaver...
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High school valedictorian utilizes free tuition to learn professional and technical career skills
Araceli Cervantes visited Metro Tech for the first time as an 8th grader during a summer career exploration program. She knew immediately the Cosmetology Program was her thing. “I...
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Northeast Academy graduate trades basketball dream for teaching math
Like many young athletes, STEM Academy Technical Assistant Ty Goldsmith had big dreams about playing in the NBA when he was a kid playing basketball at Northeast Academy in...
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Aviation graduate turns lifelong dream of flying airplanes into professional career
As a kid, Justin McMurry always had an airplane in his hand. He imagined what it would be like to fly an airplane one day, but told himself, “normal people can’t just be pilots....
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Metro Tech graduate becomes Metro Tech teacher
South Bryant Campus Auto Service Teacher Bryan Mapes teaches students in his program the value of hard work, because he started working for what he wanted at just 7-years-old....
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Oklahoma ArtScience Prize students file provisional patent on innovative idea
The Oklahoma ArtScience Prize International Afterschool program served students two days a week at the Metro Technology Centers-Metro Career Academy from December 2014 to July...
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Student learns to speak English in six months at re-designed ESL lab
When Bonifacio “Boni” Jiminez describes the positive changes he’s experienced in the last two years, he talks about them in English, a language he couldn’t speak in 2012. Although...
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Metro Tech Aviation Graduate plans to build world record-breaking aircraft
After Seth Eilerts graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 2003, he wasn’t sure what to do. He enjoyed vintage motorcycles, and after his mom showed him literature on the...
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Child Care Center Graduate turns internship into full-time employment
Champaine Collins is a Douglas High School graduate who came to Metro Tech as an adult student in 2011 with dreams of one day operating a child care business. She completed two...
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Biomedical Sciences Program at Health Careers Center
Biomedical Sciences Academy Teachers create college opportunities for students
In 2014, 10 seniors were enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Program at Health Careers Center (HCC). By graduation, 10 received college acceptance letters and today, nine attend...
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Internship turns into employment for Information Technology Center Student
Elsa Vidales moved from Mexico to Oklahoma at the age of 15. Speaking no English made her first day of high school so intimidating and confusing, she begged until her aunt picked...
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Construction student puts on tool belt as part-time Metro Tech employee
As a little girl, Natasha Wiley was fascinated with activities designed for boys. Now a woman, she continues on that non-traditional gender path in her Construction Technology...
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Automobile enthusiast struggles to finish high school, later earns three degrees
He barely graduated high school. High school, he said, “was a constant struggle academically,” and summer school classes were required to even receive his diploma. With pressure...
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Ardyth Cochran
Surgical Technology: Adult Student Career changes can be scary for an adult. Especially when that career change requires you to go back to school and then to become certified in...
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Ashley Dooley Cano
Former Cosmetology Student Styles Her Own Success Ashley Cano completed her training in Nail & Facial Technology at Metro Tech while in high school. While working as a nail...
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Baker and Sons
Safety Training for Small Business A little bit of safety training can help expand a business quickly. Arlington Baker had been in the painting business for most of his life. In...
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ClimateCraft
TIP Training Training for Industry Program (TIP) is a low-cost to no-cost training, provided by career technology centers, that help businesses expand their workforce. In...
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Connie Scothorn
Woman Business Owner in the Metro Tech Small Business Management program Connie Scothorn, president and owner of CLS and Associates is one of less than half-a-dozen landscape...
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Continental Resources
Metro Tech Provides Training to Large Energy Firm Since March 8, 2012 Metro Technology Centers has conducted (or scheduled) 27 Excel and Word classes for Continental Resources’...
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Cynthia Witt
Radiologic Student Impresses Major OKC Hospital Staff After graduating high school in 1993, Cynthia Witt worked in a nursing home as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Certified...
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David Hopkins
Physical Plant Saving the District Money David Hopkins is a graduate of Metro Tech’s HVAC career major and has recently acquired his Unlimited Journeyman’s license, Boiler license...
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Duncan Equipment
Pumping up the Volume of Success! From small town to international business, Duncan Equipment is pumping up success! The sole supplier for the Halliburton Centrifugal Pump and a...
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Eric Smith
Former Information Technology Student Now Laptop Manager at OSU Library After completing college with a Business Administration degree, Eric Smith realized that he needed more job...
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Glendora Allen
Health Science Technology: Adult Student Young Woman With Vision Amid the hustle and bustle of staff moving through the corridors of Presbyterian Hospital, one young woman...
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Jeff Watts & Ryan Nelson
Members of the Metro Tech Small Business Program and New Business Start-Up Program Jeff Watts, local real estate developer and resident has deep roots in the northeast Oklahoma...
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Jim Patterson
Student Succeeds With Career Change Jim Patterson had been working at a manufacturing company for over 20 years. He was almost 50 years old when the company laid-off several...
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Joshua Holt
Former Graphic Arts Student Signs New Career Joshua Holt had always been an artist and wanted to use his talents professionally. Joshua knew he would need the computer knowledge...
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Kirt Billings
Hearing Impaired Student Hired at Tinker Air Force Base Metro Tech provided Kirt Billings with an interpreter who was trained in the specific language of Aviation. Kirt completed...
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Korey Bush
Aviation Maintenance Technology: Adult Student The next time you fly on a commercial airline, consider which members of the flight team were the most critical in getting you...
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Maria Molina
PSA Student Promoted at Pottawatomie County Public Safety Academy graduate, Maria Molina began working for the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center after completing her...
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OKC Utilities Department
Safety Performance Improved by 50% With the help of Metro Technology Centers, The City of Oklahoma City Utilities Department has seen a 50% reduction of incidents over the last...
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Mark Hudson
Former Electronics Student On Base with Tinker Air Force Mark Hudson had worked about 30 years in Diesel Technology and had a degree from OSU-OKC. Following a leg injury, he...
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Phil Miller, owner of Longwave, Inc.
Metro Tech BIS Client Makes Metro 50 Again! The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber selected Longwave, Inc. (LWI) as one of the top 50 fastest growing businesses in Oklahoma City. This...
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Rachel Lancaster
Graphic Design: Adult Student Oklahoma native Rachel Lancaster is going places. Literally. Lancaster, a 28 year-old Metro Tech graphic design graduate, just moved to Seattle,...
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Robert Powell
Former Aviation student now MIT Masters’ Student Robert Powell made a decision four years ago to attend Prairie View A & M University in Texas after completing at Metro...
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Tinker Federal Credit Union
TFCU Builds Learning Branch at Metro Tech Metro Technology Centers and Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) partnered together to provide service and education to students, staff...
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Todd Goings
Student Sparks a Powerful Business Before attending Metro Tech, Todd Goings had been working as a travel agent for six years. He saw the travel business dwindling and did not...
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Tue Dinh
Former Graphic Design Student turned Entrepreneur Tue Dinh attended Metro Tech from 2005-2008. He now owns his own production company, TuDi Productions. TuDi Productions provides...
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US Cellular
Connecting with Metro Tech US Cellular launched its grand opening in the Oklahoma City market on July 7, 2004, and swept through the metro like wild fire. A great amount of...
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Wholesalers, Inc.
Lee and Jen Gross Whether wholesaling gadgets and gifts or sourcing new textile products and high-end furnishings, Lee and Jen Gross never lose their enthusiasm. The international...
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Aviation student balances full-time job while finishing school
A typical day for Aviation Careers Campus (ACC) student Solita Gambino starts at 5 a.m. when she arrives for work at ATC Drive Train.
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