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Pioneer Tech hosts event for Oklahoma military members, veterans

Nov. 2, 2015

Pioneer Technology Center will host a Veteran’s Focus event for military members and veterans this week.

The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Pioneer Technology Center Seminar Center. It is designed for U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members and Guard and Reserve members. The agenda will include sessions on starting a business, employment readiness and skills training. A complimentary lunch will also be provided during an open panel with employers discussing employments tips for veterans.

“We have combined the top three things that will help a transitioning military member in Oklahoma,” said Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets coordinator. “Each one of these sessions will be full of information that will get a veteran on the track to success. Many veterans are interested in starting their own business so the Small Business Administration will have helpful information. We also know that some need guidance on resume writing and interview techniques so Workforce Oklahoma will be leading that session. Finally, Pioneer Tech has come great career majors that are covered with VA benefits.

“This is a great event with lots of information for veterans regardless of their transition status. Some might just be looking for a job, so we have employer information too that will be available.”

Veteran’s Focus is a partnership of Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education CT4Vets, Pioneer Technology Center Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network, Workforce Oklahoma and Small Business Administration. Other sponsors include First National Bank, RCB Bank, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce and the Ponca City Development Authority.

Registration is available at or 405-714-6186.

For more information, contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets, 405-714-6186,

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 58 campuses, 393 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.

Laura Wilson, Writer/Editor

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