Tech News Summary:
- Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma has been preparing students for successful careers in various industries for nearly 60 years.
- There has been a shift in student attitudes towards pursuing trade careers, with an increase in enrollment across all programs as more students recognize the value of vocational training.
- The construction technology program at Autry Tech provides practical training covering a wide range of skills essential for entering the construction industry, and the center offers over 20 full-time programs covering diverse fields.
Autry Technology Center instructor, Mark Johnson, has been noticing a significant shift in students’ interest towards trade careers. As the demand for skilled tradespeople continues to rise, Johnson believes this shift is a step in the right direction.
With the advancement of technology and the increasing complexity of trade careers, Johnson has seen a growing number of students eager to pursue careers in fields such as welding, HVAC, and electrical work. He attributes this shift to the growing awareness of the stability and high earning potential that trade careers offer.
Johnson is optimistic about this trend and is dedicated to providing the best training and resources to his students to prepare them for successful careers in the trades. “I am thrilled to see more students embracing trade careers. It’s a promising sign for the future workforce,” said Johnson.
Autry Tech has also been working tirelessly to expand its trade programs and provide more opportunities for students to gain valuable skills in these in-demand fields. The increase in interest in trade careers is a positive outcome of this effort.
As the demand for skilled tradespeople continues to grow, Johnson believes that the shift towards trade careers is not only beneficial for the students but also for the economy as a whole. “The need for skilled tradespeople is only going to increase, and I am excited to see the future impact of this shift,” said Johnson.
With the continued support and dedication of educators like Mark Johnson, the future looks bright for students pursuing trade careers at Autry Tech. This shift is a clear indicator that trade careers are becoming a more attractive and viable option for young people, and it bodes well for the future of the skilled trades industry.