Consortium Offers Work Force Training at Oklahoma City Community College

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Founding members had a goal of providing a worldwide system for delivery of standardized work force training when they created Global Corporate College.

Companies with national or international operations could contract with Global Corporate College affiliates for standardized training for employees at different sites - the lesson delivered at one office would be the same as what was taught at a site in another city, state or country.

Oklahoma companies now have local access to Global Corporate College training. Oklahoma City Community College is one of 21 community colleges nationwide participating in the program.

OCCC was invited to become a member after Global Corporate College made a presentation to Paul Sechrist, president of OCCC.

"The GCC network will provide consistent, high-quality training at all locations without the usual logistical challenges," Sechrist said.

Training will be available at the school or instructors will go to a workplace, said Delores Jackson, director of Corporate Learning at OCCC.

Oklahoma City Community College and the 20 other members will develop quality standards for curricula, delivery, facilities, instructors, and customer service. OCCC has been working with the other members for about six months to develop training programs.

Curriculum developed by one of the members will be available to the other community colleges to provide standardized training and to reduce curriculum development costs, Jackson said. …


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