Oklahoma Students Inspired By Port Of Catoosa Tour - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |


Oklahoma Students Inspired By Port Of Catoosa Tour

Posted: Updated:
CATOOSA, Oklahoma -

Folks at the Port of Catoosa say they are tired of being Tulsa's best-kept secret.

A large group of high school students toured the port Wednesday to learn about careers available there.

The port's annual "Who Works the River?" career event educates students about the Port of Catoosa. 

"Just in Oklahoma we have 8,700 direct jobs and that doesn't include the thousand semi-trucks a day we see coming in and out of our port," said Sheila Shook. 

Her point, of course, is that the port is huge with a lot of opportunities, and many students like Jacob Mallery are listening.

"You don't have to stay to the beaten path, you can, you can ... make your own path, and that's really inspiring to me," said Mallery. 

The students got to crawl all over the Charley Borden, a retired towboat the port now uses in its educational program. And as you might expect, some students like Jacob were really into it.
The idea is giving them a chance to look around.

“We're trying to help students understand there are great careers on the river," Shook said. 

Surveys tell them that if students will come take a look, many will want to stay.

They saved the coolest for last, a tour of the port from the water.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.