Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
DID YOU HEAR.....the bells ringing this week? School is officially back in session. And since it is Friday Night, time for the band, the cheering and Friday Night Football! It just doesn't get more community based than high school sports. Getting back into the swing of events includes more business openings, ribbon cuttings, workforce growth and internship opportunities.
Keep reading to find out more details about all the economic happenings in Ponca City.
STUDENTS....have the opportunity to participate in internships as part of their education this year. If you know of a junior or senior not sure what they want to be when they finish high school or what training would be best for them after PoHi, check in with the counselors office and see what internships are available. Ponca City companies need workforce and statistically speaking, businesses are more likely to hire interns as full timers after graduation. Find your students counselor here and get that kid an internship.
OUR FRIENDS.....at Pioneer Technology Center have endured and triumphed over construction and supply chain issues to be able to have the official ribbon cutting of their expanded facilities. New programs, larger meeting spaces and new program facilities can be toured during the festivities happening Tuesday, September 13th 5:30 to 6:30. If you don't know the address, make sure to GPS your way to 2101 N. Ash and check out all the newness. So happy for our partners as they go into this school year.
WORKFORCE, WORKFORCE, WORKFORCE......our friends at the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provide education, support services, and access to employment to current and future workforce. All their services are free to employers and job seekers alike. WIOA partners with businesses to get program participants the work experience they need to further their careers. There are certain eligibility guidelines that job seekers must meet to utilized these programs. Is your business needing in demand skill sets? Not sure what that means? Well, sign up for this Lunch & Learn program on September 8 and find out how your business can utilize this program to hire well trained employees. Call the Chamber at 765-4400 to register.
Saturdays // Farmers Market at Pioneer Woman // 8 to 11 am
Every Saturday during the summer (and some of the Fall)
make time to get your produce, baked goods, meat
and other local food at the Pioneer Woman circle.
Friday, Sept 2 // DXDT // Central Fare 6 to 9 pm
Check out Down by Downtown at Central Fare: music,
food trucks and pop-up shops. Great time to come out
and enjoy the summer fun!
Monday, Sept 5 // Labor Day // Observed
PCDA Offices closed.
Thursday, Sept 8 // PCDA Board of Trustee Meeting // 7:30 am
Tuesday, Sept 13 // Business on the Balcony // 7 to 8:30 am