“Things are constantly changing,” she said.
The company almost always promotes within, so entry-level workers have a path to higher paying jobs, Weber said.
Half the jobs in Oklahoma don't provide a living wage, Sommers said.
He stressed collaboration among K-12 education, CareerTech, higher education and commerce to prepare Oklahomans for successful careers.
Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, said the state needs both a strong college system and a strong CareerTech system to provide the workforce needed.
“I hear from business leaders all over the state that they have good-paying jobs unfilled because skilled workers just aren't out there,” Morgan said.
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We recognize that education has many purposes, but we must prepare people to be economically productive. That's what CareerTech does.”