Rogers State University Hosts 2023 Elevate Young Adult Summit

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Rogers State University hosted 400 young adults from across the state this week at the 2023 Elevate Young Adult Summit.

Held Tuesday, June 13, this is a daylong event that exposes teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 to a variety of career options in high-demand occupations.

The Elevate Young Adult Summit is an annual event envisioned in 2009 by the members of the Governor’s Council for Economic and Workforce Development and leadership of the Northeast Workforce Development Board (NEWDB).

In partnership with RSU, the NEWDB hosted the event on the Claremore campus for young adults in the Northeast Workforce Development Board service area in northeast Oklahoma, including Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers and Washington counties.

Industry experts were available to answer questions about specific career pathways such as manufacturing, business, healthcare and the automotive industry, and to provide insight into their specific fields of expertise. Numerous exhibitors played a key role in the Elevate event by presenting valuable information and resources to the upcoming workforce generation.

The summit is coordinated through the Northeast Workforce Development Board in partnership with businesses and community agencies including Rogers State University, Cherokee Nation Career Services, Tulsa Ports, Mid America Industrial Park, J & M Farms, Steel Pipe and Supply,  RAE Corp, Newell Coach, CIEDA, Tulsa Job Corps, and partners at Oklahoma Works including the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

For more information about the Northeast Workforce Development Board, contact Michelle Bish at [email protected] or 918-907-0902, or visit the event Facebook page at