Green Country Technology Center felt the effects of the COVID outbreak but, according to Student Service Coordinator Karla James, enrollment is picking back up.
Speaking to Henryetta Lions Club members, she said students are ready to come back and the Okmulgee college is adding some new offerings for country
One of the new classes is programming and video game development. James said job opportunities in the field are expanding and already some 200 applications have been received to be part of that class.
The school is also allowing prospective students to “shadow” the classes. “This way they can see what the class is before enrolling.” Students will be able to ride the bus from their school to Green Country and spend the day. “We have had students from Beggs and Wilson already participating in that program.”
Carpentry, plumbing and electrical classes have been assimilated into one heading, “Construction Trades,” she pointed out.
HvAC students now have the opportunity to take the courses and receive credit to take their journeyman’s license and start work upon completion of the class.
She pointed out the LPN and nursing courses remain very popular and encouraged anyone wishing to go into that field to enroll.
As students prepare for employment, the school is also organizing a “clothes closet” to provide suitable attire for students to wear to interviews. “Anyone with old professional clothing can donate them to the school.”