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Dr. Joe Ely graduates from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute

Dr. Joe Ely, Business and Industry Services Director at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute at the OU EDI Spring session held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Dr. Joe Ely graduates from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

OU EDI is an intensive 117-hour certificate program which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the economic development professional. Mary Ann Moon, Dean, said, “OU EDI is the premier organization dedicated to training economic development professionals. These graduates represent some of the finest economic development practitioners in the U.S. working to support their local communities. My congratulations to them.”

Ely is the Business and Industry Services Coordinator at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center

OU EDI classes focus on three major core areas including Business Retention and Expansion, Real Estate, and Credit Analysis, as well as areas of concentration in Marketing, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, and Managing Economic Development Organizations. Students typically take 1-2 years to complete the program through a series of in-person seminars, workshops and discussion groups.

OU EDI began in 1962 and is celebrating its 57th year of service to the economic development community. Fully accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the program has trained over 5,500 graduates and remains the world’s leading economic development teacher.

For more information about the OU Economic Development Institute, its courses and internationally recognized certificate program, please contact 405-325-3136 or edi@ou.edu.

For over half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at www.mycktc.com or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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