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Choctaw Nation opens office on OSU-OKC campus

Choctaw Nation opens Career Development office at OSU-OKC

Office offers career guidance and workforce skills development to Choctaw tribal members

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Choctaw Nation has opened a new Career Development program office at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, tribal and university officials announced today.

The program provides Choctaw tribal members with career guidance, workforce skills development, academic skills enhancement and financial education, leading to industry-recognized certifications and licensures to support sustainable employment.

The Oklahoma City office will be located on the first floor of the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) Student Center, 900 N Portland Ave., and will service the approximately 12,000 Choctaw tribal members located in the metro area.

“We are pleased to welcome the Choctaw Nation Career Development program to our campus,” OSU-OKC President Brad Williams said. “Their emphasis on workforce development aligns with our values and mission. We look forward to this partnership.”

Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton said tribal leaders are excited to offer metro-area members an opportunity to pursue career advancement and increase their earning power.

“This is our way of showing our commitment to faith, family and culture,” Batton said.

The Choctaw Nation’s senior director of Career Development, Robin Counce, said program officials see the opening of an office on the OSU-OKC campus as a unique opportunity.

“Opening an office on the campus of OSU-OKC allows us to continue to serve, guide and educate tribal members on making career choices, as well as life-long career decisions that empower them to enter the competitive and developing workforce with self-assurance and skill,” Counce said.

Choctaw tribal members seeking career development assistance can call (866) 933-2260 or email jtaylor@choctawnation.com. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. More information about the Choctaw Nation Career Development program can be found at www.choctawnation.com/tribal-services/education/career-development.

For more information on courses or programming at OSU-OKC, go to www.osuokc.edu.

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

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