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Bank of America awards $10,000 grant to OSU-OKC

Funds will be used to support school’s Fridays are for Careers program

Bank of America has awarded a $10,000 Workforce Development grant to Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City.

The funds will support the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) Fridays are for Careers program.

Through this program, students from underserved or low-income high schools are invited to the OSU-OKC campus to tour academic programs and explore career options. Participants take part in hands-on lessons taught by school faculty and industry professionals.

In addition to career guidance, students get tips on selecting and enrolling in a college and in applying for financial aid.

The Fridays are for Careers program started in 2016 and to date more than 600 students from 19 schools have participated, learning about business, construction, horticulture, information technology, public safety and a variety of other disciplines.

“By helping to fund workforce development programs and create greater economic mobility in our community, Bank of America is giving students the power to explore and pursue higher education,” said Tony Shinn, Bank of America Oklahoma City market president. “The Fridays are for Careers program is often the first time these students can explore career opportunities in various fields and have a hands-on experience on a college campus. The connections made during their campus visit can be the catalyst for deciding to further their education, which will have a positive impact on their future.”

For more information about the Fridays are for Careers program, call OSU-OKC Recruitment Services at (405) 945-3235.