What is Oklahoma doing to fill the skills gap?

Oklahoma has more than 60,000 unfilled jobs, and about 18,000 are occupations deemed critical to growing Oklahoma’s economy.

Natalie Shirley, secretary of education and workforce development, said those occupations include nurses, engineers, teachers, computer programmers, chemists, accountants and truck drivers.

“We have a huge number of those jobs that are open and it will only get larger,” Shirley said.

State leaders are looking at a number of ways to fill that skills gap.

Click here to read Kathryn McNutt’s entire article published on the NewsOK website. 

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