The "new" Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education; industry credentials held by ¼ of all adults - earnings substantial; why it’s critical we have high expectations for our students; smart versus hard work – it makes a difference; CareerTech renaissance continued; Charles Machine Works - Meridian Technology Center; career readiness helps advance student creativity; individuals get recognition from State Chamber survey results; and my schedule for the week.
Reminder to follow on Twitter; can we consider ourselves successful when our students fail?; Smartest Kids in the World – Ripley; competency-based programming possible with Pell Grant provisions; Senate confirms my appointment as secretary of education and workforce development; National FFA Week celebrated; mathematics and CareerTech – Success is enhanced; Oklahoma Energy; and my schedule for the week.
Reminder to follow on Twitter; agency reorganization moving forward; updates from new divisions: Partnerships, Workforce Recovery and Customized Services; Career Preparation; Curriculum, Assessment and Digital Delivery; Career Development, Readiness and Academics; Finance; Innovation, Research and Quality; and Communications and Marketing Division. Also, how technology centers can assist high schools with their A-F report card grades; course change in education; education in Oklahoma; State Chamber of Commerce focuses on education; CareerTech CFO honored; CareerTech Education Month; and my schedule for the week.
Oklahoma Business Roundtable event a huge success; press conference held in support of the CareerTech legislative agenda; exit interview results; movie magic; Tulsa Tech Center posts national officer win; when college becomes a goal instead of a way to economic prosperity; digital taskforce continues its study; special education materials being prepared; agency staff reach tenure milestones; reminder to follow on Twitter; and my schedule for the week.
As college graduates struggle to find jobs, employment opportunities abound for those with the right skills.
A job for every Oklahoman and a workforce for every company.
The MCA Sow to Grow Farmer’s Market to open in 2014.
Oklahoma’s business sector is strong, but worker credentials are not, which has created a skills gap for employers trying to fill jobs.
Finding a passion for learning led Gary Allison from rags to riches.
CareerTech launches Nicole Biddinger into the study of health and disease research.
Leadership class begins; ag ed task force says “no” to tech center agricultural education/FFA programs; 2014 National Technology Centers That Work Leaders’ Forum; Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center’s automotive program crowned; FIRST® Robotics 2014 Oklahoma Kickoff; The governor, Bob Funk and others weigh in on workforce preparation; and my schedule for the week.