The state of Oklahoma has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. To maintain that reputation, Oklahoma is committed to creating and sustaining a high-quality, competitive workforce. Job training and employee recruitment are essential to economic development and are a top priority for the state.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, has several programs geared towards job training and employee recruitment and retention.
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (Career Tech) assists qualifying businesses by paying for training for employees in newly created jobs. Training can be done at one of 56 Technology Centers, including Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman. Training agreements include instructor costs and training materials. Program services are determined by the number of new jobs created in targeted industries, wage rates, and benefits provided.
TIP: Training for Industry Program
This nationally renowned program, delivered through local Career Tech centers, offers customized training programs to employers to create the talented, skilled, and productive workforce necessary for a secure future in Oklahoma.
Moore Norman Technology Center
The purpose of the Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) is to elevate lives, careers, and the economy through innovative education and dynamic business solutions. For business and industry services, MNTC collaborates with clients to access needs and to offer customized solutions to support identified business goals.
Business Development Center
MNTC offers a business incubator designed to promote the growth of emerging companies and job creation on both the local and state levels.
Small Business Management
MNTC has developed a program specifically for small business that focuses on five fundamental goals that help business owners start and operate productive and profitable businesses.
- Business Strategy
- Market Planning
- Financial Management
- Technology Integration
- Human Resource Management
Quality Management Systems
MNTC has developed effective courses based on national and international standards to improve business processes, optimize performances, and maximize profitability.
- MNTC was the first educational institution in North America to receive ISO 9000 certification
- Customized Training
- Auditing services
MNTC offers specialized coaching and training to current and potential managers to develop and create top-tier management teams.