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The Oklahoma CareerTech System and its partners are planning another hiring event for military members and veterans in the state.


The Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event is a state initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education CareerTech for Vets program, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma National Guard Employment Coordination. The agencies will host the hiring event for U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members and Guard and Reserve members from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Fort Sill Armed Forces Reserve Center.


Participating employers will have jobs they are ready to fill and will be prepared to interview eligible applicants, said Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets coordinator.


Registration, available at www.okmilitaryconnection.com, is required to ensure job seekers can be matched with career fields from the various employers. The goal is to make sure those who attend are pre-matched to companies that are compatible with their skills, Ewing-Holmstrom said.


“Oklahoma’s dynamic economy requires the full use of its motivated and highly skilled workforce and will benefit greatly from the increased employment of the states job-ready current and former military personnel,” she said. “Many of Oklahoma’s veterans, military personnel preparing to leave active service and Guard and Reserve members are well-prepared and ready for employment now.


“They offer a wealth of transferrable skills and abilities as well as exceptional adaptability to immediately contribute to the state’s economy and to the success of its business community.”


Pre-event workshops will be help ensure attendees are prepared for the hiring event by focusing on interview preparation, resume pointers and attire. Workshops will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Worley Center at Great Plains Technology Center and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Harry S. Truman Education Center at Fort Sill.


Registration is not required for the workshops, but is available by contacting Robert Phillips, Workforce Oklahoma, at 580-357-3500.


For more information about the hiring event, contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets, 405-714-6186, Amy.Ewing-Holmstrom@careertech.ok.gov, or Robert Phillips, local veterans’ employment representative, OESC, 580-357-3500, robert.phillips@oesc.state.ok.us.


For more information about CareerTech, visit www.okcareertech.org.


The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 393 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.


The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.


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