Skills Gap

Is The "T" In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

By Dr. Bill R. Path | Originally published in Forbes

One thing is certain, in higher education, we love a good acronym. Our college campuses are absolutely littered with them. It seems like the name of every department, degree, course, and building are shortened to a convenient set of letters—making up a secret code students must learn to decipher. So, it is not strange at all that the STEM acronym was so easily incorporated into the educational environment of truncated vernacular.

Career fairs create opportunities for students, employers

At OSU Institute of Technology, career placement after graduation is a high priority, and our partnerships with industry provide essential connections for students and employers. Career fairs on campus have proven to be a great opportunity to bring the two parties together and are held several times throughout the year for various divisions and programs.

Teachers gain exposure and insight during MAIP tours

OSUIT-MAIP hosts All About Manufacturing workshops for teachers and career service representatives to showcase modern manufacturing facilities.

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.

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.

OSUIT meeting the needs of employers

You may have heard the term “skills gap” used to describe the disparity between those unemployed looking for a job and companies with jobs looking for employees. According to a 2014 study by CareerBuilder, more than half of the country’s employers have open positions, but cannot find qualified candidates.

OSUIT: The University of Jobs

It’s not Okmulgee Tech, that little school just south of here that teaches auto mechanics, any longer. It hasn’t been for some time. It’s Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, and it’s one of the best opportunities for young people to obtain skills in an impressive variety of fields.

Employers unite to address veterans filling the skills gap

OSU Institute of Technology in partnership with Tulsa’s Community Service Council (CSC) hosted an issues-based conference for area employers and hiring managers on transitioning military veterans from the war zone to the workforce.

OSUIT hosts conference on veteran employment

OSU Institute of Technology in partnership with Tulsa’s Community Service Council (CSC) is hosting an issues-based conference for area employers and hiring managers on transitioning military veterans from the war zone to the workforce.

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