Oklahoma City, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/06/2016 -- The Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council recently honored two Metro Tech employees at the 22nd annual Making It Work Day on March 23 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The two people that were honored at this event were part of a group of 17 that was recognized for their ongoing commitment to breaking down barriers to success for single-parent families by providing education experiences that go beyond the normal boundaries of the classroom.
Robert Hensley, who is the Aviation Maintenance Technology instructor at Metro Tech's Aviation Campus, was honored with the title of Outstanding Instructor of Non-Traditional Students. Hensley is a former Navy SEAL who is also a pilot and owns his own business in addition to being a licensed air-frame and power plant mechanic.
His coworkers nominated him for this particular award because of his reputation for making learning fun for students and encouraging them to do well in creative ways. While Hensley is very passionate about aviation, he also has a strong passion for teaching students about the future of aviation mechanics so they can benefit from it after graduating.
Adolph Pearson III was given the Outstanding Member Award. Pearson is a job placement specialist with Metro Tech's Basic Education Skills Training Program (BEST). He is responsible for teaching, preparing, and organizing presentations for students so they can learn how to maneuver the work force. Pearson's nomination for this award was the result of his tendency to consistently go above and beyond the call of duty in assisting students with things like acquiring clothing as well as applying for state documents that are required for employment.
All of the award recipients were chosen by their peers as a result of their outstanding service to students and overall role in the educational system. This is the 22nd year that these awards have been hosted to showcase the talents and skills and numerous educators, including two from Metro Tech, which is an institution that is committed to preparing students for the working world. Metro Tech has a history of providing its students with a top notch educational experience that is very hands-on. Numerous educators from Metro Tech have won various awards in the past for their commitment to helping their students. These awards are only given out to educators who demonstrate a passion for teaching students.
About Metro Technology Centers
Metro Technology Centers is a career and technology center with four campuses. The school was established in 1979 by a vote of the people to serve Oklahoma City in providing career and technology education (CTE). Metro Tech provides full-time career majors for high school and adult students. High school students receive credit toward high school graduation. Both student groups can earn trade certifications and/or licenses.
Metro Technology Centers
Address: 1900 Springlake Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405) 424-8324