Through The Noise
February 29, 2016
Lindel Fields of the Tricounty Technology Center on Creating Educational Opportunities Beyond College
Through the Noise #149
Lindel Fields // Superintendent/CEO // Tricounty Technology Center
As the United States continuously frets about the constantly rising prices of college education, we speak to Lindel Fields who is taking a decidedly different approach. As Superintendent and CEO of the Tricounty Technology Center, Lindel Fields’ life work is to provide educational and vocational opportunities for high school students and adults who are hoping to provide a better life for themselves or their family. The Tricounty Technology Center, based in Oklahoma, is excellent option for those who don’t have the means or time to enroll in an expensive, four-year college and has a goal of graduating all their students debt-free. Ten months and $3,000 later, adults who had previously been trapped in minimum wage jobs are qualified for positions starting at $40,000 – making the vast difference between a family stuck in the relentless cycle of poverty, and one that has some breathing room. Don’t miss the chance to hear from our passionate guest today who has been part of the Center since he was a student at age 19.
Lindel Fields has been a Career Tech educator for 25 years. He leads one of Oklahoma’s premier Technology Centers – Tri County is known throughout the country for innovation and student success.
Tri County is one of Oklahoma’s 29 Technology Centers serving High School and Adult student in Northeast Oklahoma.