Powering Oklahoma's Economy
In March 2013 economist Mark Snead with the Center for Applied Economic Research at Oklahoma State University updated a cost-benefit analysis of CareerTech career majors. According to the study, annual benefits to the Oklahoma economy are $3.5 billion.
Other key messages of the Oklahoma CareerTech System from FY16:
- CareerTech increased profitability for more than 7,000 companies.
- The Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network served 800 companies.
- Nearly half of Oklahoma's students in ninth through 12th grades are enrolled in CareerTech classes.
- Positive placement (employed, military and continuing education) for completers was 93 percent.
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