The winds of change blow workers down new career paths requiring additional education and training and creating an opportunity to fill skills gaps in a new job in a new field.
Unlike most other states, in Oklahoma, workers aren’t looking for jobs as much as jobs are looking for workers. It’s an issue that has everyone’s attention from the state Capitol to industry and education.
When a semitrailer carrying a wind turbine wound up in a ditch, Francis Tuttle Technology Center turned the accident into a learning tool for wind technicians.
Belgium-based ASCO Industries is a world leader in design and manufacture of complex mechanical assemblies for the aerospace industry. Available workforce, cooperation of Meridian Technology Center in training employees for specific jobs and Oklahoma State University collaborating on research were tipping points in the decision to open a facility in Stillwater.
CareerTech fills skills gap; OkCTEEC honors Oklahomans; educator training available; Tulsa Tech announces aerospace academy; useful links and my schedule for the week.
Chuck Mills believes in the magic of manufacturing, as Mills Machines has grown up with Oklahoma’s energy industry. The shortage of skilled workers in Oklahoma is nothing new, now people are finally retiring. Business has to be engaged in education to fill the skills gap.
MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Okla., is collaborating with local businesses, schools and industry to create a skilled local workforce.