Tri County Tech is expanding their footprint to develop a Leadership Retreat Center with the purchase of Jarrett Farm. As Oklahoma’s first career tech center, founded in 1967, Tri County has positioned itself as a leader in organizational excellence earning several distinguished achievements both regionally and nationally.
“Tri County Tech’s established leadership reputation and dedication to inspiring success, along with its record of investing in the workforce, uniquely positions the organization to operate a prime leadership and retreat facility. This will allow them to continue serving more organizations and individuals through leadership development training services and programs.”
John Woolman | Tri County Tech Board President | Bartlesville, OK
About Tri County Tech
Tri County Tech has made its third year on Fortune’s Great Places to Work list, the only public education institution on the list. Last year, Tri County was recognized by the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program as a Best Practice Organization for Leadership and Workforce. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is a presidential award presented annually to organizations that demonstrate quality and performance excellence. This fall, Tri County Tech has its eye on the national award yet again as one of only 12 companies nationwide to receive a site-visit for the rigorous 2018 award cycle.
Tri County plans on developing its programs using the foundation of distinguished and highly-respected faculty, thought-leaders and relevant researchers, and lessons with engaging classroom management and learning strategies. Tri County expects to draw the attendance of high-caliber classmates providing an additional resource for peer-to-peer growth and network expansion. The retreat center will also provide a location for leadership growth and development for organizations large and small.
The retreat center will feature an event space for leadership and team development opportunities, executive education services, a specialty restaurant, and rental units for lease outside of retreats. The development of the property into a full-scale Leadership Retreat Center will also have a substantial positive economic impact on the Bartlesville economy.
“Regionally, few facilities exist that offer a high-end, off-site location for business services and leadership development. We want to focus on providing a timeless facility with high-powered executive education that maximizes learning potential for individuals and students to reflect, recharge and expand their horizons.”
Lindel Fields | Tri County Tech | Superintendent & CEO
The 110-acre property, located about 20 miles south of Bartlesville, will feature a 7,500 square foot residential structure and six 1,500 square foot cottage-style rental units. The property was initially built as a single-family residence in the early 1980s and later converted into a bed and breakfast that ran until its closure in 2012.