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Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb wraps up town hall series with small manufacturers, business owners

Workforce development was the number one issue business owners wanted to address during the series of six Small Business and Small Manufacturer Regional Summits held across Oklahoma,

BY JENNIFER PALMER Published: November 4, 2012
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“We’ll continue to work with CareerTech and bring students in with tours and apprenticeships. I think that will start to develop culturally in the schools the need and desire to develop hard skills and work on soft skills,” Lamb said.

Gordon Andersen, special projects manager at Pelco Products in Edmond, who also attended the summit, said it’s often difficult for teachers who may not have experience in manufacturing to expose their students to a possible career in the field. He said it’s going to take educators saying, “I want you involved,” and business leaders who take the time to sit down and say, “OK, how do we do that?”

“I’m not opposed to college,” he said. “But I think we’ve overemphasized college to high school students and haven’t done a good enough job guiding them to steer their careers, starting in grade school.”


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