Great Place to Work® 2015

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

Tri County Tech is honored to announce that after surveying more than 135,600 female employees, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized Tri County Tech as the 62nd Best on the 100 Best Workplaces for Women list. We consider this honor exceptionally notable because the recognition is based on women’s own assessments of the quality and fairness of our workplace.

“At Tri County we strive to provide an excellent work environment and an overall GREAT place to work for all of our educators,” says Lindel Fields, Superintendent and CEO.  “Ranking on Fortune and Great Place to Work’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women list offers even more evidence of the value we place on creating an exceptional work environment that is inclusive of all our people who choose to be at Tri County.”

Tri County Tech and the 99 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 135,600 female employees on Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. Women considered everything from the fairness of their company’s promotions, to who has access to information and leadership, the level of support for employees’ personal lives, and the degree of inclusiveness and connection they feel with colleagues. Scores also take into account how well-represented women are within the workforce, management and executive positions; how positively women experience their workplace’s fairness; and how favorable women’s experiences are compared to the 138,000 men also surveyed.

Across the 637 companies studied, Great Place to Work found that men’s and women’s experiences were most likely to differ on measures assessing the fairness of their workplaces – as well as several measures rating their access to communication and involvement in workplace decision-making. By contrast, researchers’ analysis of women and men’s results show that the 100 winning workplaces create a more consistent and inclusive environment for both genders across a range of day-to-day trust-building behaviors, including employees’ access to special recognition, fair treatment regardless of role, and management’s approachability.

“The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “While specialized programs to support women’s equal access to opportunity are often strategic, in many ways it is just as important – and challenging for leaders — to establish a pattern of inclusiveness throughout everyday workplace interactions since these rely on everyone to overcome their blind spots. Ranking on this list a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating throughout their teams.”

The 100 Best Workplaces for Women ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

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:

  1. Full-time programs serving high school and adult students;
  2. Flex and Fast Track programs for working adults;
  3. 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;
  4. Community education classes;
  5. 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.

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Click here to view our profile on Great Places to Work.

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