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Gov. Stitt declares February Career & Technical Education Month
February 1, 2024

Meridian Technology Center is proud to join the statewide celebration of Career and Technical Education Month in Oklahoma.

Governor Kevin Stitt declared February CTE Month in recognition of the crucial role that the Oklahoma CareerTech system plays in shaping the future workforce and contributing to the economic growth of the state.

Oklahoma CareerTech serves as a crucial link between workforce development and local industry, fostering a talent pipeline to meet the state’s workforce needs.

“Meridian’s mission of educating, enriching lives, and securing economic futures is at the heart of everything we do,” said Superintendent/CEO Dr. Douglas Major. “Technology Centers are integrated into the communities we serve, and CTE Month is the perfect time to celebrate the special relationships we have with our K-12 districts as well as community and business leaders.”

According to statewide statistics released by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education, the Oklahoma CareerTech system achieved a record number of pre-K through 12 enrollments for a second consecutive year, indicating a growing demand for the services it provides.

“Identifying workforce needs is at the core of what we do.  By tailoring our course offerings to meet identified needs, we can ensure that students are set up for success after graduation,” Major said.

In the 2023 fiscal year, there were an impressive 489,635 enrollments in CareerTech programs across the state, with over 42 percent of Oklahoma students in ninth through twelfth grades enrolled in at least one CareerTech class during that period.

As Career and Technical Education Month unfolds, Meridian encourages everyone to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of the Oklahoma CareerTech system to its students, our communities, and Oklahoma businesses. Oklahoma is powered by CareerTech.

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