KTEN: Ada Jobs Foundation improving city’s workforce development

Friday, May 5th 2023, 7:08 PM CDT

ADA, Okla. (KTEN) — The Ada Jobs Foundation is improving the city’s workforce development. It is one of 12 Oklahoma Centers for Workforce Excellence that help draw industry and jobs to Pontotoc County.

The organization is also working to keep graduates from area colleges and high schools from leaving the county.

“I think that if they’re aware of opportunities where they can apply their education to a local job … if there’s a position, apprenticeship or internship,” said Ada Jobs Foundation president James Eldridge. “We think that’s one of the best ways to make sure that someone can start their career in Ada and hopefully continue their career in Ada.”

Eldridge adds availability of a young and experienced workforce is another top priority.

Watch the interview HERE.

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