Join us for State of Schools Aug. 20

Friday, August 7, 2015

Oklahoma City continues to see economic success in the form of job growth and community redevelopment. In order to sustain this type of growth, it is important to focus on creating a quality workforce that is prepared to lead Oklahoma City into the next generation.

That is one of the reasons why the Chamber supports initiatives for quality education improvements in Oklahoma City and its schools. Find out more about our schools by joining the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber as it leads the discussion on how to strengthen Oklahoma City’s workforce through education at its annual State of the Schools luncheon on Thursday. Aug. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street.

Attendees of the event will discover ongoing efforts to improve primary and secondary education both locally and statewide. Speakers will also discuss the state of higher education and career technology centers in Oklahoma, focusing on how those institutions are critical in the training of Oklahoma City’s future workforce. Speakers include Secretary Joy Hoffmeister, state superintendent of education; Natalie Shirley, state secretary of education and workforce development; and Robert Neu, superintendent of the Oklahoma City Public School District. Teresa Rose, Chamber vice chair of education and workforce, will detail the Chamber’s efforts to support educational attainment and career readiness in Oklahoma City.

The Chamber is collecting school supplies at this event to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, and attendees are encouraged to bring donations. See a list of the top supplies needed.

Tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $75 for nonmembers.

Register for the event.

Special thanks to School Supply/Centerpiece Sponsor American Fidelity Assurance Company.