Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
ALL THINGS GIRL POWER!....... this week. Girl Power! Camp happened all week long. 13 young women, of the 7th and 8th grade variety, participated in some interesting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities so as to better understand their employment options right here in Ponca City, as they navigate the fun and interesting waters of secondary education. Because, let's face it; you can't want to be a fireman forever. Or can you? STEM can be showcased in many different ways:Chemistry, fabrication, welding, electronics, 3D design, CNC programming, carpentry and more. These campers are engineer, designing, welding, inventor girl bosses in the making; and staff had a blast watching them navigate the STEM world. Extra time was given for trial and error and many times the girls would get frustrated and want to give up, and their friends were able to encourage - show changes and help re-engineer the projects. We do love collaborative efforts here at PCDA. With these girls in our future - it is looking bright. We might have to wear shades!
Check out some of the projects completed this week. We love this kind of stuff, so there will be more pictures in the coming weeks. Keep reading to find out more information on Government Contracting opportunities, workforce recruitment training tricks and tips and what's happening Ponca City style in the coming weeks.
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INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - June 30, 11 am - 4 pm (virtual or in person at City Central). This training is for businesses interested in exploring the government marketplace. In this lunch and learn session we will discuss: Similarities and differences between federal, state and local contracting. FREE resources available to help you determine who buys what you sell Ways to let potential government customers know that you exist. The various registrations and unique codes the government uses to procure your products and services. For more information contact Dawn Brakey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 580-718-4261. REGISTER
See flyers below for upcoming training and government contracting opportunities in July and August!
Thank you to CME and all the Peitz family owners for hosting a fantastic Chamber Business After Hours at Ody's this past Tuesday. So much good food from StageCoach BBQ and a great networking opportunity for business, industry and support organizations such as PCDA. Well done!
Thank you Rich Cantillon for this awesome picture!
Last week was "Wear Blue Day" and no one does this better than our PCDA partners at Pioneer Technology Center. They are definitely "true blue". Industry and PCDA could not ask for better training, support and industry partners than our PTech compadres.
Wednesday, June 30 // Introduction to Government Contracting // Room 3C
Identify your best fit with government contracts; how to find them
and what your company needs to do to be ready to contract with
local, state, federal and tribal governments. 11 to 4 pm.Sign up here.
Friday, July 2 // Down by Downtown // Central Fare 6-9 pm
Check out the downtown area with food trucks, live music and dancing.
See flyer below for more details.
Monday, July 5 // Happy Fourth of July
PCDA and City Central will be observing the Fourth of July.
Building will be closed except to tenants. Beware the Revenge of the 5th.
Wednesday, July 14 // CyberSecurity Lunch & Learn //City Central
11:20 to 1 pm sponsored by OSU, Pioneer Tech and PCDA. Sign up with Dawn Brakey at PTech by emailing email@example.com. Lunch is provided.