“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.
We recognize that education has many purposes, but we must prepare people to be economically productive. That's what CareerTech does.”