Some 1.6 million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer this year alone. Careers with skills in research and biosciences will be in demand to make discoveries that lessen both the human and financial costs of cancer.
Project Lead The Way provides middle and high schools with engaging, hands-on courses that prepare students to be innovative and productive leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Workers with certifications or degrees are in high demand to fill jobs in Oklahoma’s business and industry sector.
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.
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.
The Oklahoma CareerTech System is a partner in the effort to help Oklahomans earn the credentials and degrees they’ll need to find employment and fill the growing skills gap - forecast to be a 23 percent gap by 2020.
Oklahoma City residents are learning that a healthy body begins with a healthy mind.
Recent drought leads Latta FFA students to become used water dealers.
Biomedical Student at Wes Watkins Technology Center
The winds of change blow workers down new career paths requiring additional education and training.
A devastating storm that killed 25 people, some of those children huddled in the hallways of their school. Now, since the tragedy, parents continue their fight to insure no child will ever again be caught in a school without access to a storm shelter. Meanwhile, subdivisions destroyed by the storm are also slowly being rebuilt using stricter new building codes. But it is the lives of those most affected by the killer storm we are going to focus on today. A group of local filmmakers followed several families chronicling their recovery. It’s a documentary that opened this weekend in the very theater some took shelter in.
The Food For Kids program is getting a boost thanks to some young people whose love of livestock goes beyond the show ring.
Rebuilding Canadian Valley Tech Center in El Reno, which was mostly destroyed in the 2013 deadly storms, will be a win-win for the campus and community.
Common Core is an academic foundation to improve student achievement -- preparing students for college and a global workforce.
Oklahoma’s business sector is strong, but worker credentials are not, which has created a skills gap for employers trying to fill jobs.
Oklahoma’s secretary of education and workforce development believes creativity is important in the classroom.