Support for Michelin Employees

In the wake of the recent announcement of Michelin's plant closure, which will result in 1400 individuals losing their jobs, SouthernTech is dedicated to offering essential services to assist the affected workers in Southern Oklahoma. We understand the challenges that come with sudden job loss, and we are committed to providing support and resources to help those affected navigate this transition. 

SouthernTech is proud to offer the following services, which will be readily accessible to every individual in District: 

Resume Building: Our Job Placement Coordinator is here to assist in crafting compelling resumes that highlight your skills and experiences, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. 

Job Interest Assessments: We offer comprehensive job interest assessments to help you discover career paths that align with your interests and skills, ensuring a fulfilling and rewarding career. 

Career Finding Services: Our dedicated Job Placement Coordinator is available to provide personalized guidance and support in identifying and pursuing the right career opportunities.  She can help with the job search process. 

SouthernTech recognizes the importance of acquiring new skills and is pleased to offer short-term programs in high-demand fields. Some of these programs include Class A and B CDL training, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) programs, Industrial Maintenance, and Law Enforcement training. These programs are designed to equip you with the skills and certifications needed to secure employment in these industries. 

We understand that finances can be a concern for many, especially during a career transition. SouthernTech offers flexible payment plans and financial aid options for qualifying programs and students, making education and skill development more accessible to everyone. 

For those interested in exploring prospective opportunities or seeking more information, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or reach out to Jason Phipps at his desk by calling 580-224-8218. 

In addition, we encourage individuals who possess skills acquired in the field but lack the necessary certification to take advantage of our Testing Center. This facility enables you to obtain the certifications needed to further advance your career. 

SouthernTech is committed to supporting the Southern Oklahoma community during this challenging time and is here to assist Michelin employees and all individuals seeking to enhance their skills and find new employment opportunities. 

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SouthernTech’s mission is to provide high-quality, skills-based technical education opportunities that drive economic success. SouthernTech is part of the Oklahoma CareerTech system, which offers programs and services to 29 technology center districts and operates on 59 campuses across the state. CareerTech plays a vital role in developing a world-class workforce for Oklahoma employers and prepares Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education, and in life.