Kela Kelln – Fairview High School – FFA, FCCLA and Oklahoma Horizon
THEN: CareerTech education came early for the daughter of an agricultural education teacher in Fairview, Oklahoma. Kela Kelln learned public speaking and interview skills even before she was formally involved in CareerTech student organizations. She was active in both FCCLA and FFA, remaining active with the FFA organization throughout college.
After high school, Kela went to Oklahoma State University and landed a job as an intern for “Oklahoma Horizon,” a television show produced by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Kela says the teachers and mentors she had in all three of these programs helped shape her into the adult she is today. CareerTech and the CTSOs taught her:
- Basic life skills such as financial planning, people skills and the importance of a strong work ethic.
- Interviewing and public speaking skills.
- Videography skills, script writing and sound editing.
NOW: A field producer for World Race Productions, the company that produces the CBS game show, Kela lives in Los Angeles, and her job sends her all around the globe. Her dream is to produce or direct her own television show.
”I can’t speak highly enough of the CareerTech organizations I was involved with in high school,” she said. “I also need to credit ‘Oklahoma Horizon’ for helping me realize I wanted a television career.”
Kela says her younger brother is following her down the CareerTech path and plans to take classes next year in trade and industrial education.
“Everyone should be excited about what they get to do on a day-to-day basis.
If people don’t know what they want to do to they should look into what CareerTech has to offer.”
Kela Kelln, field producer for "The Amazing Race"