Industry partners receive top awards from CareerTech

The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training thousands of workers through CareerTech programs Wednesday at the annual Partners for Progress awards in Oklahoma City. From the left, OKACTE Executive Director Skye McNeil, Oklahoma Commerce Secretary Sean Kouplen, State Rep. Ronny Johns, Lafarge Holcim administrative assistant Diann Wilson, Lafarge Holcim Ada plant manager Mike Langan, PTC industrial coordinator Jim Lawson, PTC BIS director Jenny Cypert and PTC Superintendent David Lassiter.

The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training and employing thousands of Oklahoma workers through CareerTech technology center programs Wednesday at the annual Partners for Progress awards ceremony. 

Pontotoc Technology Center selected Lafarge Holcim for its commitment to advancing career technical education through utilization of PTC’s programs and through exemplary commitments to workforce excellence and education in the community.

“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.”

“PTC and Lafarge Holcim have partnered to provide high-level management training and team building programs,” PTC Superintendent David Lassiter said. “In addition, we have worked with the company to provide regional training for maintenance and engineering personnel in the areas of hydraulics, pumps, welding and other technical training areas. We appreciate Lafarge Holcim’s partnership and continued support.”

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