Restoring power, providing jobs through DRTC

People with disabilities play crucial role in restoring power to Oklahomans

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:00 am

by Dale Rogers Training Center

Dale Rogers Training Center

OKLAHOMA CITY—Utility crews working to turn on electricity for thousands of Oklahomans are doing so through the hard work of people with disabilities at nonprofit Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC).

Individuals in DRTC’s Vocational Services Program make wiring harnesses used in OG&E’s bucket trucks through a subcontract with ETI Equipment. The project not only provides a necessary component for utility companies, but it also creates steady employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Workers at DRTC’s campus at NW 23rd & Utah make several variations of the harness, with different lengths and wires used depending on the specifications.

DRTC’s mission is to train and employ people with disabilities. Individuals participating in the nonprofit’s various programs earned $5.5 million last program year.

If you or your organization is interested in touring Dale Rogers Training Center and seeing how we make the harnesses and other quality products, please contact us at

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) is the oldest and largest community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs more than 1,100 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: