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Oklahoma Panhandle State University and Guymon Industrial Foundation

Oklahoma Panhandle State University and the Guymon Industrial Foundation’s partnership began in 2021 when the Foundation donated 12 acres in the Guymon Industrial Park to OPSU for the Panhandle Technical Education Center. The Foundation assists and promotes industrial and civic growth. The Center is a joint collaboration with High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) and Guymon Public Schools supported by a $1.5 million grant from the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Students can earn their welding certificate from HPTC while also taking classes at OPSU to earn credit toward an associate and bachelor’s degree. This project addresses the direct need for a highly skilled, technical workforce in the panhandle region and will have a direct impact on the region’s economic development and the industries’ ability to expand its operations. OPSU will provide a Center scholarship to a student nominated by the Foundation to promote the development of a local industrial workforce.




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