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Educators, Businesses Aim to Build STEM Workforce in Oklahoma

At STEMulate 2014, local businesses join forces with colleges and afterschool programs to help educators learn more about the pathway from middle school and high school to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.

Oklahoma Afterschool Network program leaders and Oklahoma City and Millwood Public Schools teachers and administrators will hear three panel discussions.

First, industry leaders from Boeing, Tinker AFB and Mosaic Personnel will discuss the skills STEM employers need now, and anticipate in the immediate future. Next, Rose State College, OSU and OU faculty will present expectations for students enrolled in STEM majors. Finally, OU K20 Research Center will discuss how to better prepare students for STEM majors and careers.

“Hopefully this will spur the right type of educational guidance to not only build our workforce, but keep strong job candidates in Oklahoma,” said Bobbi Bailey, Sr. VP of Mosaic Personnel. “Building strategies based on industry needs within our state will keep graduates from leaving the state for broader opportunities.”

STEMulate 2014 will take place April 19 at Rose State College.

About Mosaic Personnel

Founded in 1998, Mosaic Personnel has earned a 97.6% repeat business rate, and a solid reputation among Oklahoma City employers and job seekers. By finding and recruiting the most skilled professionals in the metro, Mosaic Personnel helps commercial and government employers grow their companies. They recruit for contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire positions, and focus within these specialty industries: IT, Engineering, Accounting and HR.

Company president, Pam Fountain-Wilks, was named the 2013 Oklahoma SBA Small Business Person of the Year, and was honored as one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs by the Journal Record. Mosaic Personnel has been listed on the Metro 50 list of fastest-growing companies six separate times, and the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US. For more information, please visit www.principaltechnologies.com or call 405-858-8800.

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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with Bobbi Bailey, please contact Michelle Hubble at 405-858-8800, ext. 112, or by email at michelle@principaltechnologies.com.

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