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Rogers State University is a regional four-year university serving northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area. RSU offers a variety of bachelor and associate degrees to assist our students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Read More.

Founded in 1969, Northeast Technology Center (NTC) serves as the cornerstone of Oklahoma’s agile and effective workforce training and support efforts, offering career training in a variety of fields online and at four Oklahoma campuses. Read More.

Founded in 1946, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is a recognized leader in applied technology education and is known for world-class teaching facilities, partnerships with industry, and a nearly 100% career placement rate. Read More.

Rogers State University is a regional four-year university serving northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area. RSU offers a variety of bachelor and associate degrees to assist our students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Read More.

Founded in 1969, Northeast Technology Center (NTC) serves as the cornerstone of Oklahoma’s agile and effective workforce training and support efforts, offering career training in a variety of fields online and at four Oklahoma campuses. Read More.

Founded in 1946, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is a recognized leader in applied technology education and is known for world-class teaching facilities, partnerships with industry, and a nearly 100% career placement rate. Read More.

THE CRITICAL NEED IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

AGE

56

The current average age of a high-skilled worker is 56. Critical shortages are imminent.

UP TO

75%

Up to 75% of current manufactures have reported shortages in skilled workers.

ABOUT

57%

Industry experts predict that 57% of all jobs will require skilled training by 2018.

Employers are having a difficult time filling open jobs.

This finding may seem surprising, considering as many as 39% of people under 25 are unemployed or underemployed. Many employers cite a lack of necessary skills among applicants. Managers need workers with the ability to be productive immediately, not candidates who may need extra training to do well in a job.

THE INDUSTRY

EXTRA

$24K

Oklahoma manufacturers pay $24,000 more than other non-farm employers.

GROWN BY

4.3%

Manufacturing jobs have steadily grown by 4.3% from 2010 to 2013.

ABOUT

4,378

There are currently 4,378 manufacturing establishments in the state of Oklahoma.

MANUFACTURING JOBS ARE CRUCIAL TO THE U.S. ECONOMY.

Over 70% of Americans view manufacturing as the most important industry for a strong economy and national defense. In 2013, manufacturing contributed $2.08 trillion to the economy and currently supports 17.4 million jobs in the U.S.

THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

OVER

$60K

Manufacturing workers in Oklahoma average $60,473 in annual compensation.

ABOUT

90%

Approximately 90% of all U.S. manufacturing workers receive medical benefits.

AVERAGE

78%

78% of U.S. manufacturing workers receive retirement contributions from employers.

CAREER TRAINING OFFERS VAST FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES.

Manufacturers in the U.S. are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards. U.S. Manufacturers also perform two-thirds of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.