Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Directory 2018-2019 - Page 8

8 Greater Enid Chamber Of Com merce Three-Year Strategic Plan (July 2018) Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement: To serve the community through the enhancement of the economic climate and quality of life in Enid and the surrounding area Economic & Community Development Strategy for the Enid Region EDUCATION / COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Support Education and Workforce Development • Partner with local businesses to offer the ENID 4 TEACHERS discount program • Expand mentoring programs in elementary and middle schools (support Coach a Kid program) • Encourage businesses to provide resources for early childhood development • Support Enid Public Schools efforts to implement capital improvements from 2016 school bond • Support implementing the plan to raise Oklahoma teacher salaries by $6,100 on average (will help retain and attract teachers and make Oklahoma teacher compensation 2nd in the region) • Work with legislators to ensure that funding for K-12, Career Tech, and Higher Ed is a priority • Support efficient use of public resources for common education (encourage sensible administrative consolidation to maximize funding in the classroom) • Encourage expanded advance placement and concurrent enrollment in our schools • Support efforts to increase enrollment at Autry Technology Center, NOC-Enid and NWOSU-Enid • Advocate partnerships between Career Tech and Higher Ed institutions to enhance workforce development