Fort Cobb, OK – February 19, 2014 – -Oklahoma Technology Center staff and industry partners recently congregated at the Oklahoma Capitol to recognize outstanding businesses who work alongside tech centers to build better Oklahoma communities. This year, CKTC nominated DNEDA for contributing to the development, promotion and progress of the Oklahoma CareerTech system.
Early on in their business endeavors, DNEDA recognized the benefits of a partnership with CKTC and the large area the district serves. The already established partnerships, commitment to regional economic growth, not to mention the potential job applicants and 46 year track record, combined with DNEDA’s business strategies and vision were a perfect fit for success. In short DNEDA could do business in the district, but knew they could do business better with CKTC’s help.
DNEDA has four companies located in the Greentech Center, a 240,000 sq. ft. facility designed for manufacturing and industrial activity, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. CKTC provides customized business and industry training, job readiness classes, assistance with job fairs, to name a few.
As a result of the joint efforts, DNEDA has grown from three employees in 2011 to approximately 60 employees in 2013. The companies will continue to grow in the coming years with CKTC’s help. The goal is to have 200 workers in the DNEDA businesses and Greentech Center by 2016. The impact to the region is projected to be well over ten million dollars in the coming years.
The DNEDA has also partnered with CKTC to provide training on incentive programs provided by the State of Oklahoma, build needed skills and training of personnel and establish relationships with the Department of Commerce to attract manufacturing and industrial companies to Southwest Oklahoma.
More information about CKTC is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.
Caddo Kiowa Tech Center nominates Delaware Nation Economic Development Authority for the Partners for Progress Award. Pictured left to right are Kem Crowell, CKTC Business and Industry Services Director; Dennis Ruttman, CKTC Superintendent; Vic Woods, CKTC Assistant Superintendent; Jerry Kennedy, CEO of Delaware Nation EDA; Paula Brown, COO of Delaware Nation EDA; Dale Lewis, CKTC Industrial Training Coordinator; and Richard Saffa, Plant Manager of Delaware Nation EDA.
Posted on Mon, March 10, 2014
by Susan McElhaney