7725 CONNECT Recognized for Advancing Employment Opportunities in Oklahoma City


Partners for Progress award presentation 7725 CONNECT group photo

7725 CONNECT was recently nominated and awarded the Partners for Progress award from our local community partner Francis Tuttle Technology Center. The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognizes top industry partners for training and employing thousands of Oklahoma workers through CareerTech technology center programs.

“Partners for Progress represents a powerful alliance between CareerTech and employers to train Oklahomans and put them to work in quality jobs,” State secretary for commerce Sean Kouplen said. “Last year alone, almost 7,000 organizations took advantage of CareerTech training, resulting in more than 350,000 enrollments statewide. That is a powerful step toward building a top 10 state with skilled workers.”

More than 1,500 jobs, over half of which are new to Oklahoma and growing daily, are a result of companies moving into the 7725 CONNECT facility. These new jobs have a significant impact on the local economy not only in payroll taxes but also in money spent in the area.

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Story Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure: Thursday, Apr 25, 2019