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CareerTech Employee to Focus on Military Initiative

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is supporting efforts to help those who have served in the military successfully transition into training or employment. To assist with these efforts, the department has hired Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, Lawton, to coordinate activities in southwest Oklahoma. She will begin April 9.
CareerTech Employee to Focus on Military Initiative

Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, Southwest Oklahoma Director, Serving Those Who Serve

Ewing-Holmstrom will coordinate activities related to the initiative, including outreach to current and former military personnel, assistance with fast-tracking certifications, communicating with partners and planning employment-related events. She will focus specifically on military personnel at Lawton and Altus military bases.

In her current role as director of tourism for the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, Ewing-Holmstrom has worked with military personnel and community partners to promote veteran and military activities.

She will be housed at the Fort Sill Welcome Center and work with programs and services provided by the state's CareerTech agency and Oklahoma's technology centers.

"The addition of Amy Ewing-Holmstrom to the CareerTech team for southwest Oklahoma will prove to be a major step in the important work of assisting and convincing our soldiers, airmen and veterans that Oklahoma needs them and will provide the training and accreditation they need so they may quickly join the work force," said retired Maj. Gen. Lee Baxter, CareerTech state board member who has been instrumental in launching the initiative. "Her long professional association with soldiers and veterans make her the ideal choice in this effort."

Oklahoma CareerTech is working closely with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs and representatives from other organizations in helping the large numbers of returning military personnel and others who have served in the military gain employment.

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