INDUSTRY PARTNERS GIVEN TOP AWARDS FROM CAREERTECH
Thousands of workers trained and employed through CareerTech partnerships with industry
CHOCTAW, OK – (April 3, 2019) The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training and employing thousands of Oklahoma workers through CareerTech technology center programs this Wednesday at the annual Partners for Progress awards ceremony.
Eastern Oklahoma Technology Center (EOC Tech) selected Central Staffing Solutions for their commitment to advancing career technical education through utilization of Eastern Oklahoma Technology Center’s programs and through exemplary commitments to workforce excellence and education in the community.
State secretary for commerce, Sean Kouplen, who was on hand to congratulate award recipients said, “Partners for Progress represents a powerful alliance between CareerTech and employers to train Oklahomans and put them to work in quality jobs. Last year alone, almost 7,000 organizations took advantage of CareerTech training resulting in more than 350,000 enrollments statewide. That is a powerful step toward building a top ten state with skilled workers.”
Central Staffing Solutions (CSS) was founded in January of 2017 in Choctaw, Oklahoma, by owner, Whitney Hill. CSS started as a staffing service, providing skilled and general labor hands, payroll management, recruiting, lawn maintenance services, event management, and consulting facilities operations. Mrs. Hill describes her business as a second chance agency serving a dual purpose of providing services to businesses and changing the lives of their employees. CSS actively seeks to support their employees through housing assistance, time management skills development, and providing a successful transition back into the workforce.
EOC Tech’s Business Development Team has partnered with CSS to help strengthen the local economy. Through Julie Farmer, with EOC Tech’s Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network, CSS was able to bid on and successfully win several governmental contracts this past year exceeding $1.3 million. The wide array of commercial projects, that include cleaning, payroll, and event staffing for industries such as the Jones Assembly, Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Cox Convention Center, the OKC Zoo, OKC Fire Department, the Oklahoma State Fair, all help to define CSS as a crucial resource for building communities and shaping futures.