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OSUIT Expands Manufacturing Programs to Meet Workforce Demands

Oklahoma economists are forecasting a boom in manufacturing, and OSU Institute of Technology is responding to the state’s increased workforce demand. Beginning this fall semester, OSUIT is extending its manufacturing class schedule to include evening classes at its Okmulgee campus and expanding certificate programs in Pryor at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, offering students more flexibility while meeting the ever-growing need for a skilled workforce in the Tulsa region.

OSUIT’s Greenovation program garners national recognition

Oklahoma Greenovation, a job-training program headed up by OSU Institute of Technology, has recently been recognized as a national model in Vice President Joe Biden’s “Ready to Work” report.

Student takes dedication to country, applies it to school

During Betty Eden's six years in the Navy she worked as an intelligence strategist and then in a family practice clinic in Naples, Italy. When she left the military she was ready to be back in a classroom and earn a college degree.

OSUIT Marketing team brings home multiple awards from conference

OSU Institute of Technology was a name heard again and again earlier this month at the annual Oklahoma Colleges Public Relations Association Awards Conference. At the awards banquet held July 14, OSUIT’s Office of Marketing and Communications  took home five awards, and the Visual Communications Division won two awards.

OSUIT hosts cookout for veterans and their families

OSUIT Veterans Affiars, along with the Okmulgee VFW chapter, held a picnic and cookout Tuesday evening for veteran students, their families as well as veteran instructors and staff members.

Avant looks back at growth, accomplishments after 26 years at OSUIT

Executive Vice President Linda Avant, who will retire on Aug.1, has served as interim department head, interim division chair and interim vice president in practically all the divisions and offices on the campus during her 26 years at OSUIT.

Library now offering an easy way to power up

OSU Institute of Technology Library recently installed two charging stations after students began asking to recharge their mobile devices.


Staff gain certification, skills in assisting veterans at conference

As a way to further its commitment to student veterans, two OSU Institute of Technology staff members recently became Certified Veterans’ Service Providers after attending a program in Oklahoma City. The three-day program by Operation College Promise with the goal of educating and empowering veterans’ service providers to support student veterans as they transition back to civilian life.


Want a better job? Some companies are willing to pay your tuition

Managers at Pryor manufacturer American Castings are thrilled to pay the tuition bills for the 30 employees who took after-hours classes last year. Human resources manager Lori Nichols said it’s one of the best ways to find the future leaders at the plant and to replace the skilled workers who are retiring.

How can you get a high-paying, high-skilled job in Oklahoma?

The newest building on the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology campus looks more like a series of repair shops than classrooms. In each room are lines of tractors, compressors and engines. Instead of the names of past educators on the walls, the rooms are named after industrial giants such as Devon Energy, Koch Industries and Williams Cos.