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Dylan Davis - Metro Technology Centers

One credit from dropping out, Dylan Davis gets a second chance at Metro Career Academy.
Dylan Davis - Metro Technology Centers

Dylan Davis

THEN: One credit away from being an Oklahoma City area high school sophomore, considering dropping out, getting a GED and minimum wage job. From friends Dylan heard about Metro Career Academy -- a high school at Metro Tech -- and enrolled there and in automotive technology at MTC where he

• Learned leadership skills by participating in MCA Student Council and the prom committee

• Was named Student of the Year, earning 20 academic credits in one year.

• Graduated from high school on time and with skills to begin a career.

NOW: Dylan credits his parents who wouldn't let him drop out -- and MCA -- as "the best thing that ever happened to me." Employed as a night stocker at Walmart, Dylan is completing his financial aid package with plans to finish college basics to increase his marketability, then major in diesel and heavy equipment at OSU-IT in Okmulgee or Oklahoma City Community College.