Governor Fallin announced Friday the formation of the Governor’s Education Advisory Committee which the state’s advanced technical education system strongly supports.
“CareerTech applauds the formation of the Education Advisory Committee created by Gov. Fallin to coordinate and collaborate on identifying specific steps various Oklahoma educational enterprises can take to truly implement efficient and effective workforce development programs,” said Marcie Mack. Mack is director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
“Oklahoma must be able to respond to the rapid changes occurring in today’s modern workforce. Our economic future depends on our ability to produce a well-prepared, skilled and educated workforce. Oklahoma’s CareerTech system is pleased to participate and ready to do our part to achieve the governor’s clearly stated goals.”
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 393 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities. For more information about CareerTech, click here: www.okcareertech.org.
The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans