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Tulsa's Workforce Gets A Boost With Training For Students, Future Workers

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The mayor announced a program which provides training, will expand, thanks to a donation.   Transportation Connections WorkAdvance program has already helped 247 students since it started.

A check of $200,000 will provide for 120 more students, who will be trained in  in manufacturing, aerospace and transportation. Employers have reported difficulty finding qualified workers.  This program has helped fill the need.

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett favors trade programs and options for students, of all ages, so they can see what jobs re available no matter what path they take.

"They have to be given an opportunity while they are in junior high or high school to see the future based upon available jobs and there is a wide variety available to them and all of them are great," said Bartlett.

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