The efforts of the OERB and “Dirty Jobs” TV host Mike Rowe apparently are working in convincing young Oklahomans to try a career in jobs where they get their hands dirty.
This week, the director of the state’s Career-Tech system asked Oklahoma legislators to fund a 26% increase in funding for the approaching fiscal year. Brent Haken told the Senate Education Committee the money was needed because the state’s waiting list of students wanting to enroll in the career-tech sysstem has reached an estimated 7,500 students.
The Oklahoman reported Haken asked for a budget of $201,956,568 to eliminate the waiting list.
The OERB, using Mike Rowe as a spokesman, has promoted jobs and careers in the oil and gas industry.
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