Great Place to Work® 2018

Tri County Tech Named One of the Country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces

Bartlesville, OK – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Tri County Tech as one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces. The ranking considered more than 112,000 employee surveys from small and medium-sized companies. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Tri County Tech took the 46th spot on the list.

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 United States by 2020, and this year marks our 3rd year on the Small Workplaces list and 4th year on the Great Place to Work lists. I could not be happier for Tri County Tech and the communities we serve.
– Superintendent and CEO, Lindel Fields

Tri County Tech 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 one of only two organizations in Oklahoma to be named on the list. The article can be viewed here.

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces stand out for excelling in the industry’s rapidly-changing marketplace. Tri County Tech is committed to forward-thinking growth and recently expanded their footprint to develop a Leadership Retreat Center with the purchase of Jarrett Farm. Tri County Tech also established a 6-week paid parental leave policy covering adoptive parents as well as biological parents. Bold actions like these paired with the already extensive benefits list such as free doctor calls, a $500 monthly stipend for health insurance, over 20 paid holidays, half-price daycare, and innovative bonus and pension options continue to make Tri County Tech a great place to work.

“When it comes to revenue growth and innovation, the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces continue to outperform their peers making these companies more competitive and helping them secure their position in the marketplace,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “What these companies do differently than their peers is that they offer a great workplace for all employees, regardless of role or personal traits.”

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-Certified™ organizations.

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, business incubator services, startup business training, and other customized training
  • Conference and meeting services
  • Tri County Tech’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 & Medium Workplaces:

    Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 112,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

    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®” list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

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