Christine Thryselius-English is moving forward and looking toward success. That is how she views life and opportunities that await her following her education in Francis Tuttle’s advanced manufacturing program. Pursuing a non-traditional career does not faze her. She knows that there will be jobs waiting and she is ready to compete.
Modern manufacturing processes have created a demand for multi-skilled workers who have strong abilities in more than one field. Both the manufacturing and energy sectors regularly hire Francis Tuttle students who have learned skills in machining, welding, instrumentation and automation, electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, and programmable logic control, all part of Christine’s program.
Oklahoma continues to demonstrate leadership in the manufacturing and energy sectors, and students are preparing to earn high wages. The outlook for technicians in Oklahoma and the region includes careers in assembly plants, calibration companies, chemical plants, energy production facilities, food processing plants, petroleum plants and utility companies.
Careers are abundant, and Christine is confident in her skills. In addition to training in instrumentation and control through the advanced manufacturing program, she is pursuing an associate degree through Oklahoma City Community College, a great deal of which she can complete on campus at Francis Tuttle.
With two children at home and a third on the way, Christine is well aware that life can pose challenges. But her outlook remains fixed on the day in the not-too-distant future when she will be part of a team, monitoring and controlling advanced system processes and equipment that affect everyone.