Episode 7: Dr. Turina Parker (NY BOCES)

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Our Mission is Simple: To facilitate the growth and development of Blue Collar businesses. We will showcase REAL Blue Collar businesses in interviews, and use these stories to help educate and empower the next generation of trades workers to become Blue Collar business owners.   

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Dr. Turina Parker from New York BOCES! Dr. Parker makes it clear for us that properly directed education is the best route towards success - whatever you happen to study!

Dr. Turina Parker - New York BOCES

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00:16 - Introduction
01:30 - BOCES' Approach to Adult Learning: Technical Trades Galore!
06:04 - BOCES' Approach to Child Learning: Getting Excited About Learning!
09:14 - Derek Steps In!
09:53 - The Student Stigma Against BOCES: How Baseless It Really Is!
13:15 - Women in the Trades: What BOCES Is Doing About It
18:54 - List of What Trade Learning BOCES Offers
20:33 - How Do I Know if BOCES Is Right For Me, My Child, or My Business?
22:22 - Commercial Break
23:01 - Overcoming Barriers: How BOCES Makes Itself Known and Available
27:03 - Women in the Trades Part 2: Measured Success and Aspirations
29:23 - Student-Focused Learning: Individualizing the Experience
33:13 - How to Get in Touch With BOCES



  • Interviewer

    Michael Nelson

  • Guest

    Dr. Turina Parker

  • Runtime

     35 Minutes 55 Seconds

  • Air Date

    May 31st, 2022

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