Strategies were developed following a study completed by the Center for Applied Economic Research at Oklahoma State University on the impact of full-time programs at technology centers. The campaign emphasizes the impact CareerTech has on the state’s economy and individuals’ careers.
In March 2013 economist Mark Snead updated a cost-benefit analysis of CareerTech Career Majors. That study revealed benefits to the Oklahoma economy are $3.5 billion.
Other key messages of Oklahoma CareerTech System from 2013:
- CareerTech increased profitability for more than 6,600 companies in 2013
- Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network served 1,609 companies.
- Nearly half of Oklahoma's students in 9 through 12 grades are in are enrolled in CareerTech classes.
- Positive placement (employed, military and continuing education) for completers was 92.94 percent.
Role of CareerTech:
Staff members of the ODCTE serve on the steering committee. The department continues to fund research and provide support in various ways, including Creative Services, printing and special events.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of CareerTech Career Majors - Lifetime Income Gains and the Impact on the Oklahoma Economy. A study prepared by: Mark C. Snead, Ph.D. March 2013