Great Place to Work® 2017

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Named One of the Country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces

At Tri County Tech, we don’t just stand behind our work. We stand behind the people who make it possible. A positive work environment is essential to a healthy business and has been a central component of our success. So we’re proud to announce that Tri County Tech has earned a place among of the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Tri County Tech won this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at work. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. For example, the Best Small and Medium Workplaces enjoy roughly three times the revenue growth of their peers, even as they provide a better experience for their people.

Superintendent and CEO, Lindel Fields, says “Being named to Fortune’s top places to work is an amazing honor for our staff and students. We set a goal in 2008 to be named as one of the top places to work in the U.S. by 2020, so this really is a dream come true. I could not be happier for Tri County Tech and the communities we serve.”

Tri County Tech came in 33nd on the list and is the only public school in the United States to be named to Fortune’s Small and Medium Great Place to Work List. Additionally, Tri County Tech is the only organization in Oklahoma to be named to the list. The article can be viewed here.

“There’s a generosity of spirit that infuses the Best Small and Medium workplaces—one that has a measurable return,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. “Whether it’s funding employee ‘passion projects’ or giving surprise gifts to customers, the best workplaces give it away. And they get it back in the form of inspired people who innovate harder and generate higher revenue.”

The Best Small and Medium Workplaces is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations.

Tri County Tech also ranked as the 20th Best Workplace for Women in 2016 and 46th Best Workplace for Giving Back (2016) by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

About Tri County Tech:

Established in 1967, Tri County Tech is the first of 29 public technology centers in the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education (CareerTech) system. For almost a century, Oklahoma’s system of career and technology education has been elevating the future of the state’s citizens and industries by providing the training needed to be college and career ready.

Tri County Tech is in the business of elevating futures by providing superior and relevant training. Guided by the preeminent vision of “Inspiring Success through Life Changing Learning Experiences,” TCT offers the following services:

  • Full-time programs serving high school and adult students;
  • Flex and Fast Track programs for working adults;
  • Customized business and industry training delivered through The Strategy Center (TSC), a division of TCT that provides business incubator services, startup business training, and other customized training;
  • Community education classes;
  • Conference and meeting services.

Tri County Technology Center’s mission is to provide superior training by Inspiring Success Through Life-Changing Learning Experiences. Tri County Tech is student-focused, invested in the community, a great place to work, and values leadership by all.

About The Best Small and Medium Workplaces:

Published together with our partner, Fortune, the Best Small & Medium Workplaces rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 52,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Employees completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for all – not only do the majority of their employees experience the company as a great place to work, but this experience is consistent across the organization, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role, or other personal characteristics. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same complexity in size and scope were selected for the list. Companies with fewer than 100 employees compete for placement on the 50 Best Small Workplaces list, and companies between 100 and 999 employees compete for placement on the 100 Best Medium Workplaces list.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries.

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