Oklahoma's Tech Center Expansion: A Gateway to Future-Ready Workforce

For Immediate Release 6/28/24 – Learning Alliance Newsroom

As Oklahoma embraces technological advancements, the expansion of tech centers across the state represents a significant milestone in building a future-ready workforce. This initiative aligns with the growing need for skilled professionals in the technology sector, positioning Oklahoma as a hub for innovation and technical excellence.

Bridging the Skills Gap

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (CareerTech) oversees 29 technology centers, each providing industry-relevant training and education. These centers address the skills gap by offering programs tailored to the demands of the local job market. From IT and cybersecurity to advanced manufacturing and health sciences, students gain practical experience and certifications that make them competitive candidates in the job market.

Enhancing Economic Growth

The expansion of tech centers is a catalyst for economic growth. By equipping residents with high-demand skills, these centers attract businesses looking for a skilled workforce. This, in turn, fosters job creation and stimulates the local economy. Companies are more likely to invest in regions where they can find qualified employees, making Oklahoma an attractive destination for tech-based industries.

Community Impact

The tech centers are not just educational institutions; they are community pillars. They offer opportunities for high school students, adults, and businesses to access high-quality training. This inclusivity ensures that everyone, regardless of their background, can benefit from technological education and career advancement.

Future-Proofing Careers

In an era where technology is rapidly evolving, continuous learning is essential. Oklahoma’s tech centers provide a pathway for lifelong learning, enabling individuals to upskill and reskill as needed. This adaptability is crucial in maintaining a competitive edge in the workforce and ensuring long-term career success.


The expansion of tech centers across Oklahoma is a forward-thinking initiative that prepares the state for the future. By addressing the skills gap, fostering economic growth, and providing inclusive educational opportunities, these centers are instrumental in shaping a robust and dynamic workforce. As Oklahoma continues to invest in its technological infrastructure, it sets a precedent for other states to follow, showcasing the transformative power of education and training in driving innovation and prosperity.

About Learning Alliance
Learning Alliance Corporation partners with businesses, colleges, and universities to bring U.S. Veterans and civilians stronger training initiatives that equate to solid career growth. By partnering with employers nationwide, Learning Alliance Corporation has created workshops, labs and simulation programs that align the theoretical concepts with real-world application learning. This adaptable approach creates learning solutions based on the community-specific goals, industry, staff skill level, and corporate culture. Learning Alliance Corporation provides quality instructors who are highly trained and specialize in the areas they teach. Learn more at https://www.mylearningalliance.com or contact Lymaris Pabellon at lpabellon@mylearningalliance.com

About Oklahoma Tech Centers
Oklahoma’s network of 29 technology centers on 60 campuses serves high school and adult learners with specialized career training in more than 90 instructional areas. High school students living in a technology center district attend tuition free, while adults are charged nominal tuition. Technology center students also are able to earn highly affordable and transferable college credit from area colleges in many career majors. Learn more here: https://oklahoma.gov/careertech.html 

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