Higher Education Regents Enter Three Work Force Development Partnerships

THE JOURNAL RECORD, August 3, 1999 | Go to article overview

Higher Education Regents Enter Three Work Force Development Partnerships


OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education on Friday entered into three work force development partnerships designed to help advance the state's economic growth.

The partnerships with the U.S. Navy, CACI Inc. and FlexForce are the first of their kind between Oklahoma's system of higher education and business and military organizations. Typically, work force development agreements are made with individual colleges and universities.

In a similar action, Regents also awarded a $125,000 economic development grant to the Center for Aging Systems and Infrastructure to support engineering research for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base.

The partnerships will be coordinated and administered through the Oklahoma Higher Education Office of System Advancement and Economic Development.

Regents established the office earlier this year to coordinate and provide leadership for economic development activities throughout Oklahoma's college and university system.

"When we established higher education's Office of System Advancement and Economic Development last January, we envisioned systemwide partnerships capable of propelling Oklahoma into a new era of growth and vitality," said Chancellor Hans Brisch. "We are pleased to see that vision beginning to take root.

"Institutions have different strengths, and the partnerships we are entering today are proof that by coordinating these assets, we can produce powerful development programs that business, industry and the military can use to educate, train and advance their organizations for generations to come," Brisch said.

Under the partnerships, the State Regents will coordinate resources provided by Oklahoma colleges and universities to meet specific work force needs.

For example, in response to requests from the U.S. Navy for college-level education opportunities, Oklahoma higher education will be one of two systems in the country to help the U.S. Navy establish a talented pool of technicians through degree programs focusing on fiber optics, electronics, communications and other high-tech fields.

Also, Navy service men and women who are pursuing a college degree may receive college credit for some of their military training.

"The U.S. Navy, and especially Navy Recruiting Districts in Dallas and Kansas City, is proud to be partners with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in work force development," said Commander Mark McDaniel, U.S. Navy Recruiting District, Dallas.

"They are true visionaries with the insight and `spirit' to make things happen. Hopefully, many Oklahoma students will take advantage of the new degree programs offered at Oklahoma colleges to expand their education and obtain their degrees. We look forward to this distinctive partnership with great expectations," McDaniel said.

Commander John M. Persyn, U.S. Navy Recruiting District, Kansas City, said the agreement between the Oklahoma State Regents and the U.S. Navy highlights the common commitment to prepare today's young people for economic, technical and societal challenges.

"The State of Oklahoma has taken the lead position and will undoubtedly be modeled by other states as we build similar partnerships nationally," Persyn said

Regents also entered a partnership with CACI. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Higher Education Regents Enter Three Work Force Development Partnerships
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.