Gaining skills for a better life | Sustainability at Shell

South of Manila, in the Philippines, Brenda Aniyahan seemed destined to a life struggling to make ends meet, just like many underprivileged Filipinos do today. But she found a way to break the mould, and train for a job which set her apart from most women in her community. Brenda was lucky an opportunity opened […]

Chris from Louisiana – Voices for Skills

(upbeat music) – I grew up in Jackson, Louisiana, graduated high school, and I started working at a local grocery store. Worked there for about 15 years, and heard about the North Baton Rouge Training Initiative. It was like, wow, this is something that I really wanna try. – We’ll do review questions tonight on […]

Chuck Mills – Education Is Tied to Jobs

ROB MCCLENDON: WELL WE FIRST MET CHUCK MILLS LAST WEEK. A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR MIDDLE CLASS JOBS, HE IS A PROPONENT OF TYING TODAY’S EDUCATION TO THE JOBS THAT ARE OUT THERE, SOMETHING THAT HIS FAMILY COMPANY IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF. MILLS MACHINES HAS LITERALLY GROWN UP WITH OKLAHOMA’S ENERGY INDUSTRY WHAT BEGAN AS […]

Construction Careers Pay Above Average

Rob McClendon: Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining us here on “Horizon.” Well, for anyone who feels ill-suited to sit in an office all day, or even more likely a cubicle, today our focus is on an alternative – two of them to be exact: construction and manufacturing. Two industries that have much in common – […]

Love for Math Discovered While Welding

Rob McClendon: Well, parents home school their children for a myriad of reasons. And while the State Department of Education does not keep track of those students instructed at home, what we are seeing is a growing number of them enrolling in technical programs at a CareerTech. Joining me now is our Courtney Maye. Courtney […]