Rogers County Center of Manufacturing Excellence kicks off Summer Engineering Internship Program

June 11, 2024

This summer, students participating in Northeast Tech's Pre-Engineering Program will take a deep dive into the career field as participants in an Engineering Summer Internship Program partnership with the Rogers County Center of Manufacturing Excellence. 

This four-week course highlights engineering opportunities across Northeast Oklahoma. Twelve participants will explore and connect with business and industry leaders employing some of the top engineering minds in our state. In addition, students will complete extensive training in industrial maintenance, welding, and professional development, learn more about the secondary education institutions offering degrees in various engineering fields and receive valuable certifications, including first aid/CPR and OSHA10.

"Through this program, we hope to solidify our students' interest and passion for the engineering field while also providing them with other skills, such as leadership training and financial management, essential for long-term career and personal success," said Brook Easton, Instructional Services Coordinator for Northeast Tech. 

Rogers County businesses participating in the program include Baker Hughes, the City of Claremore,, MST Manufacturing, NXTNano, Rye Design. In addition, students will visit regional organizations, including GH2 Architects, QuikTrip and Wallace Design.

Internship participants will also connect with local secondary education programs, including Rogers State University's Chemical Engineering program, and Tulsa Community College.

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oklahoma needs a minimum of 3,000 new engineers annually to keep up with workforce demands," said Caitlyn Ngare, Talent Development Specialist for the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority. We are excited to bring this impactful new program back to Rogers County for a second year and hope it continues to foster the future engineering talent pipeline." 

To learn more about Northeast Tech's pre-engineering program visit



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