OETA Highlights NEW Aerospace Program at Tri County Tech

Oklahoma CareerTech has launched an aerospace campaign highlighting career and training opportunities in Oklahoma’s aerospace industry. The campaign is called “Clear for takeoff. Get trained in Oklahoma Aerospace” will showcase about 40 videos over the next few months featuring the stories of people working and training in nearly every sector of aviation and aerospace.

In conjunction with the Clear for Takeoff campaign, Tri County Tech, one of the 29 CareerTech centers in Oklahoma, is proud to announce a new aerospace program for high school juniors and seniors.

“Drone technology promises to benefit and serve several industries, and give rise to new career opportunities. Our new program allows students to explore and train for a rewarding aviation career.”

Dr. Tammie Strobel | Tri County Tech Superintendent & CEO

Launching in August, the new Drones & Aviation program will allow students to explore Oklahoma’s second-largest industry and get hands-on experience in drone applications such as photography, videography, 3D modeling, and thermal imaging.

“The program also promotes science, technology, engineering, and math skills that prepare students for the future of aviation and aerospace. Our students will have the opportunity to earn their FAA Part 107 Unmanned Pilot License, which opens the doors to a variety of high-wage careers. Even those entering the military with this certification start at a higher pay rate.”

Brandi Peace | Drones & Aviation Instructor

Tri County Tech is currently accepting applications for the new program. This program and all Tri County Tech daytime programs are free to high school students in Nowata, Osage, and Washington county. They can earn industry certifications, explore career passions, and earn up to 40 hours of college credit at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

About Tri County Tech

We’re one of Oklahoma’s first CareerTech schools and have a steadfast spirit for innovation and improvement. Our devotion to each other, students, and the life-changing learning we provide fuels our pursuit of excellence. We call this the “Tri County Way.” We have locations in Bartlesville, Pawhuska, and Nowata, Oklahoma.

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 59 campuses, 394 PK-12 school districts, and 13 Skills Centers campuses, including three juvenile facilities and 31 adult basic education service providers.

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