MyMachine Oklahoma is starting up in August 2015 ! This is the result of combined efforts of Susan McCalmont, president of Creative Oklahoma and Jeanie Webb, president of the Rose State College.
MyMachine Oklahoma is run by Stan Greil and his marvelous team at Rose State College in Oklahoma City.
Rose State College offered its first classes on September 21, 1970. Initially called Mid-Del Junior College, it was renamed Oscar Rose Junior College in memory of the Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools. On April 1983 the college’s name was officially changed to Rose State College. The college is located in Midwest City, OK, just minutes away from downtown Oklahoma City.
Academically, the college is organized around five divisions: Business and Information Technology, Engineering and Science, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Almost 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs are available, many of which prepare students for completion of a bachelor’s degree.
The first pilot will start in August 2015 in collaboration with teacher Melinde Ryan at the Soldier Creek Elementary, teacher Adam Zodrow at the John Rex Charter Elementary and teacher Jim Moery at Mid/Del Technology Center.
We are really looking forward to see the first results of MyMachine Oklahoma!
Some facts about Oklahoma:
- Forbes ranked Oklahoma City #7 on the 2014 ‘Best Places For Business 2014’ list of 200 cities
- Kiplinger (October 2014) ranked Oklahoma City #1 on the top ten cities list for budding entrepreneurs
- From the Nerdwallet Study (2014), Oklahoma City was ranked #1 best city in USA to launch a startup.