Here you can find extended workforce and demographic information about northeast Oklahoma and and each county in NORA's region.
NORA recently conducted research for the Cherokee Nation to better align resources with employer needs in the three growth sectors of healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing.
The report resulting from the research will be available soon.
NORA's executive director identified three key industries to the job growth in NE Oklahoma. NORA created industry relevant workforce needs surveys. We collected data for each industry from business and industry insiders. Along with survey data NORA worked with partners to conduct multiple industry specific workforce workshops. These workshops provided context to supplement the surveys.
Having university and career training teachers and program directors attend was valuable to the process. It opened up a dialogue between the industry professionals and those responsible for training future employees. While collecting data from industry professionals, NORA also created a comprehensive database of degreed or certified educational programs that exist in NE Oklahoma for each industry.