TCC's Education Outreach Center Helping Laid Off Workers Start A New Career Track

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 1:41 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Community College's Education Outreach Center in east Tulsa has seen a surge of referrals from Workforce Oklahoma in the last two weeks.

Workforce Oklahoma has been referring many of the laid-off HSBC employees to the Education Outreach Center according to center manager Isaac Hiriart.

Back in April, HSBC announced it was closing its Tulsa office.

4/7/2010 Related story: HSBC Card Services To Close Its Tulsa Office

Workforce Oklahoma has federal funds to place unemployed or underemployed individuals into career coaching or educational training and often refers people to TCC's Outreach Center.

8/27/2009 Related story: Grant To Boost TCC's Presence In East Tulsa

Hiriart expects to see 20 former HSBC employees and other laid-off workers a week referred to the Education Outreach Center.

He says many of the former HSBC employees are looking at healthcare jobs which are available at TCC's other campuses.

The center, located at 21st and Garnett is the starting point for these type of students.