Governor Fallin stops by "Oklahoma Works" event

Governor Fallin stops by "Oklahoma Works" event

LAWTON, Okla._After Governor Fallin's appearance at freedom elementary this morning, she made another stop Thursday afternoon at an event aimed at helping Oklahomans find careers that fit them.

It's an initiative called "Oklahoma Works". The idea is to create partnerships between state agencies, the business community, and educational institutions which produce graduates with the skills that employers need. State Representative John Montgomery of Lawton says those connections are crucial to the state's economic success.

"Basically, bring educators and businesses together to make sure the next generation of Oklahomans are well prepared for the task they're going to have at hand in the future, to be able to work in the jobs we're going to need in the rest of this 21st century," Montgomery said.

There are several more events like this one scheduled across the state in the coming weeks. The next one in our area will be in Altus, on September 15th at the Museum of the Western Prairie.

Registration starts at 2:30 p.m., and the event begins at 3 p.m.