Help Prepare Your Future Workforce
As an Oklahoma business owner, you have an opportunity to ensure that K-12 education is better aligned with the needs of your specific industry. Help us close the workforce gap between high school graduates and future careers by contributing to your local communities and creating meaningful partnerships with local schools and districts.
Learn how your business can prepare Oklahoma’s future workforce for careers in your industry.
Make a lasting impact in a students’ life and help sculpt Oklahoma’s future workforce by connecting with fellow educators, parents, students, and community members using the OSDE Connect online learning community.
Here, you’ll be able to build partnerships with local school districts to create meaningful, work-based learning experiences for students, and build career pathways in your area. Learn more about the OSDE Connect Online Learning Platform below!
Looking for other creative ways to implement career development activities and programs in your community? Check out a few examples below
Take a look at what happens when a large fortune 500 company joins a small rural community!
Take a look at how easy mentoring can be!
Curious about how some Oklahoma teachers spend their summers? Watch as they participate in paid externship programs offered by local businesses, gaining hands-on experience and insight into how real-world businesses function and the skills their students will need to thrive in those industries.
High School Internships
See how Hilldale Public Schools partnered with local businesses to implement a highly successful internship program for high school seniors.
Action Plan for Career Pathways
View Pryor Public Schools’ action plan for building successful career pathways for all students.
Training for Health Sciences
A collaboration among the Choctaw Nation, a career technology center and a local school is helping prepare students for careers in the growing health sciences field. Learn about the Pipeline for Advanced Training in Health Sciences (PATHS) Academy.
Job Shadowing & Internships
Union Public Schools partnered with local industries to provide job shadowing opportunities and internships to high school students. Learn more about the Union Career Connect program.