As Ponca Works was speaking with area employers, the need for qualified staff was stated over and over again. Mertz Manufacturing even offers a training program to teach entry level employees how to weld over several months, so that they can grow their own workforce. This type of action led Ponca Works to realize the need is growing.
As the economy keeps increasing, the need for skilled employees is clearly exceeding current local workforce. Ponca City employers need more people than we are training to fill these jobs in Ponca City. Ponca Works does many ‘grow your own’ workforce programs with our local students to educate our future on the needs of the local economy. Many of these positions require certain skill sets as well as certifications and secondary education.
The grow your own programs and beginning to fill our local workforce as Ponca Works has been in existence for almost six years now. But the need continues to grow. This job fair is proof with 15 large local employers signed up to attend, and the list is growing. The employers have significant numbers of positions to fill, and interviews will be given on the spot.
The job fair will be hosted at the University Center and is open to the general public. Mark your calendars now, polish up your resume, and attend this job fair at 2800 N14th Street on March 29th from 10 am until 3 pm. Find a list of employers and job postings on PoncaWorks.com.
Ponca Works director Liz Leaming shares her musings on the state of workforce in Ponca City, Oklahoma.