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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 1024 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.

Contact:

Paula Bowles – 405-743-5108 –

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