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CareerTech Fills Skills Gap

Oklahoma CareerTech is showcasing how it is teaching students the skills they need to obtain jobs and fill the skills gap outlined in a recent report commissioned by the Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative. “Oklahoma Horizon” videos on our website feature ways CareerTech is training individuals and helping companies in critical areas identified by the Department of Commerce and the governor’s American Works initiative: manufacturing, aerospace, energy, IT, health and STEM. CareerTech’s goal is to increase degree and/or certification completion and to create a seamless pipeline to successful careers.
Skilled Workforce Demand

Skilled Workforce Demand

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center offers students skills training to attain industry credentials to fill highly skilled jobs.

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ULearn Academy

ULearn Academy

ULearn is steering students at younger ages towards subjects essential for a highly skilled workforce.

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Jennifer Monies - Skills Gap

Jennifer Monies - Skills Gap

Workers with certifications or degrees are in high demand to fill jobs in Oklahoma’s business and industry sector.

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Jobs Are Looking For Workers

Jobs Are Looking For Workers

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.

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One Stop Shop - ASCO Aerospace USA

One Stop Shop - ASCO Aerospace USA

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.

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MidAmerica Delivers

MidAmerica Delivers

MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Okla., is collaborating with local businesses, schools and industry to create a skilled local workforce.

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Gov. Mary Fallin - America Works

Gov. Mary Fallin - America Works

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.

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Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way

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.

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