Chamber offers numerous education, workforce resources

By Brian Paschal, SVP, Education & Workforce division

Growing, attracting and retaining skilled workers in northeastern Oklahoma is a key goal of the Tulsa Regional Chamber — so much so that the Chamber dedicates an entire division to the endeavor.

The Education & Workforce division hosts numerous resources, programs, tools and events dedicated to connecting employers and residents with workforce development, education attainment and strategic planning opportunities across the region and state.
We act as a backbone organization to convene, coordinate and collaborate on talent pipeline initiatives and programs, from Pre-K readiness to post-secondary training and college attainment.

Through education initiatives such as Partners In Education and College Access, Career Readiness, we seek to link businesses with schools in an effort to improve childhood education. With Tulsa’s Young Professionals, one of the nation’s largest young professional organizations, we focus on developing the next generation of leaders and attracting and retaining young talent. Through a workforce collaborative and initiatives such as Recruiter Roundtable, HR Forums, Road Trip for Teachers and Mosaic, we seek to assist employers in developing, attracting and retaining skilled, diverse employees.

Ultimately, we’re here to cultivate and develop the region’s talent pipeline, ensuring that we have a competitive, diverse workforce that meets the needs of the business community and gives us a solid foundation for continuing to attract and retain jobs and companies.

The division’s leaders also serve as board members and advisors to education, advocacy, career pathway and talent development initiatives throughout the region and state, providing expertise, resources and services where it matters the most.

We have direct involvement in a long list of organizations and initiatives:

• Bond Development Committee
• Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
• CareerAdvance
• Community Service Council
• EDPAC
• Foundation for Tulsa Public Schools
• Graduation & Dropout Commission
• Higher Ed Forum of Northeast Oklahoma
• High School Completion Coalition
• High School Completion Coalition
• Impact!Tulsa (Strive model)
• Kendall Whittier Main Street
• Leadership Tulsa
• Mayor’s Film & Music Advisory Council
• Metropolitan Human Services Commission
• NAC TAACCCT Grant, Manufacturing & Related Industry
• NEOklahoma Dream It Do It
• P20 Human Capital Council
• Rotary
• Sustainable Tulsa
• Teach for America – Oklahoma
• The Mine
• Transportation Connections WorkAdvance
• Tulsa Area Human Resources Association
• Tulsa Community College Advisory Council(s)
• Tulsa Public School committees and councils
• Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
• Tulsa Regional Vision Task Force
• Tulsa Tech Advisory Council(s)
• Union Schools Education Foundation
• Workforce Grant Collaborative
• Workforce Tulsa
• Youth Council

The bottom line: We’re involved, and we’re a resource for getting connected to a wide array of education attainment and workforce initiatives. So use us.

Visit our website to learn more.

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