The Oklahoman Names Central Tech a Winner of the Oklahoma 2016 Top Workplaces Award
Central Tech has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Oklahoman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
At Central Tech the inviting environment welcomes staff, students, and clients to embrace the culture and become a part of the Central Tech family. Employees enjoy helping students achieve success. “Visitors often comment how comfortable they feel at Central Tech. Our staff feels valued and appreciates the fact they have a voice at all levels of the organization. That is reflected in how they interact with students and visitors on a daily basis. Constantly I hear employees say, ‘I love working here;’ ‘I make a difference in people’s lives;’ and ‘I work with professional, caring, and friendly individuals.’ This award verifies what we already know; Central Tech is a great place to work,” says Ron Dyer, Central Tech superintendent. “Thank you to our tremendous staff for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to Central Tech as you are the ones achieving this award.”
About Central Tech
Since 1970, Central Technology Center has been serving Creek, Lincoln, Osage, Pawnee & Payne counties by providing high-tech educational opportunities for high school students, adults and area businesses and elevates the workforce through economic development collaborations. Central Tech is a top performer in the Oklahoma CareerTech system ranking high in job placement for graduates. Today, Central Tech serves more than 22,000 enrollments and provides customized business and industry training to more than 500 area businesses. What makes Central Tech so successful is classes are designed for hands-on learning and critical thinking. Students find relevance in what they learn and how it applies to the job.
About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.