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Director's Memo 2021-11-1

Monday, November 01, 2021

State high school students learn about construction careers

Almost 800 Oklahoma high school students learned about careers in construction last week during a one-day, hands-on career exploration experience hosted by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

Build My Future OKC drew students from several high schools and technology centers, who learned about different construction career opportunities, including electricians, heat and air professionals, roofers and carpenters.

More than 83,000 Oklahomans work in construction, and the number of workers needed is expected to grow 12 percent by 2026.

Read more about Build My Future OKC on KFOR’s website.


Meridian Tech helps students prepare for the future

Meridian Technology Center’s no-cost adult basic education classes help students to plan for and build their futures.

The program includes English as a second language and high school equivalency exam preparation courses.

Learn more on Meridian’s website.

Learn more about adult basic education in Oklahoma on the CareerTech website.


Cherokee Nation invests in career training

The Cherokee Nation is investing $29 million in CareerTech education and workforce preparedness for its citizens over the next three years, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. wrote recently.

Through the Career Readiness Act of 2019, the Cherokee Nation doubled its annual investment in career and technology education assistance to $2 million; it added $7 million more after COVID disrupted the lives of Oklahomans.

The goal is to create new avenues to training and certification in careers like health care, construction, child care and more, Hoskin wrote.

Read more in the Skiatook Journal.


Pontotoc Tech hosts filmmaking workshop

Film Education Institute of Oklahoma staff members recently held a filmmakers workshop at Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada.

Industry professionals worked with students, who were able to get an overview of opportunities in the Oklahoma film industry. The workshop was one of a series of FEIO mini camps.

Read more on KTEN’s website.


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