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.
"Over the years the Tasting Party has morphed into a fundraiser for needy families as well as a delicious holiday treat, and this year we re-defined success for that party!"
Oklahoma’s secretary of education and workforce development believes creativity is important in the classroom.
Save the date; Oklahoma team visits digitally -based programs; ACTE a big success; making college and career ready actually mean it; Cooperative Alliance Program getting back on track; Pell Grants based on competence, not hours, getting closer; community tours continue in January; CareerTech visits college of architecture; National Technical Honor Society members meet; U.S. college graduates lag international comparisons; Harvard representative visits Oklahoma; economists predict rebound in Oklahoma job growth in 2014; reminder to follow on twitter; and my schedule for the week.
Happy Thanksgiving!; Can You Measure The American Dream?; Creativity Forum highlights CareerTech; Boggs recognized by his national peers; performance-based funding details being developed; Northeast Technology Center students set record AND prove CareerTech; fire certifications established; National Technical Honor Society members meet; Baldrige and schools, a way to advance education; the question of class size; and my schedule for the week.
Board approves organizational structure; business plan calls for support of system success and enhancements; work begins on refinement of performance-based funding system; special thanks to Marcie Mack and the data team; Project Lead the Way Counselor Conference; Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference; new tech center annexations move forward; United Way campaign sets agency record; digital delivery news; Paraprofessional Guide underway; and my schedule for the week
After working with Artist Douglas Elder to build a five-story bridge of string for the 2013 Creativity Forum Nov. 19, Metro Technology Center students were asked "What is creativity? Why did you volunteer to participate in a project like this? What lessons did you learn?"
The project is a five-story art installation for the State of Creativity Forum taking place Nov. 19 at the Civic Center Music Hall. Metro Tech students from four career areas worked across disciplines to design the art and capture the process.
Thank you; America Works session a success; State Chamber business survey complete…more to come; reorganization feedback appreciated; Hall of Fame event a huge success; inmates learn life-changing skills; creativity conference coming to Oklahoma City; OBAN brings federal dollars to Oklahoma businesses; comparative data helps Wes Watkins with strategic planning; counselors receive professional development; professionals update crisis communications skills; tech center recognized at quality event; and my schedule for the week.
For veterans transitioning into the civilian world, it's not simply about finding jobs, but finding ones that can fulfill their passions.