Why Finish?

From now through the year 2018, Oklahoma will have 541,000 job vacancies. Of those, 308,000 will require education beyond high school.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber is partnering with area higher education institutions and local employers to challenge Tulsans to get back in school. The Talent Dividend initiative is a goal to increase the number of certifications and degrees completed by one percentage point over the next five years.

Whether you finish for your community, your family or your own personal fulfillment, college completion has an impact greater than any one person. Education is an economic driver. For the Tulsa area, increasing college attainment by just one percentage point would have a $646 million economic impact.

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    Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools

    Going back to school doesn't mean starting at the beginning. A number of higher education institutions in the Tulsa area are committed to helping adult students complete their certification or degree by maximizing existing credit hours and offering fast track completion programs. Click here for a list of participating colleges and technical schools.

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    Most Recent Blog Post

    When does it pay to go back to school in midlife?

    October 28, 2013

    By Nancy Collamer Getting a degree or certificate won’t guarantee a job. Here’s what you need to know to increase your chances of finding new work. I suspect many Americans in their 50s and 60s are considering going back to school to improve their career prospects. […]