Local companies investing in OKC's future workforcePublished: Friday, April 16, 2021 By: Laura Nance Source: VeloCity
Students at a local high school are discovering their true potential and receiving valuable on-the-job experience thanks to more than 50 Oklahoma City-area companies.
Located in northwest Oklahoma City, Chamber member Cristo Rey High School offers a unique blend of educational opportunities for students and families of limited economic means. Students receive four years of college preparatory courses and, thanks to the school’s Corporate Work Study program, the opportunity to share their talents while gaining real-world experience and preparation for life after high school.
The Oklahoma City campus is one of 37 Catholic college and career preparatory schools in the Cristo Rey network. Locally, the school has 237 students and 55 corporate work study partners and proudly, a 100% college acceptance rate.
“It’s an opportunity for any company to see the talent we have within our own community and build relationships with that talent. We are all competing for labor, and I look at it as that we are recruiting these all-star kids to come work for us when they graduate,” said Nico Gomez, chief executive officer of Chamber member The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital.