MIDWEST CITY (April 7, 2021) – Oklahoma’s first Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center of Workforce Excellence at Rose State College (Rose State) revealed its new branding today as the program launches training for individuals in two of Oklahoma’s most in-demand industries.
“With any undertaking that promises to fuel the continued growth of two of our state’s most essential industries, it is critical to establish a recognizable brand that catalyzes our mission,” said Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb. “The Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will serve as a go-to resource for the aerospace and cybersecurity industries, and this brand reveal sets a course for us as we launch this enterprise.”
The new branding for the Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center of Workforce Excellence attempts to navigate the center’s lengthy name by taking a simplified approach while providing a strong visual hierarchy with an emphasis on the two main terms. The joining element of the exponentially fading lines implies movement and a technical aesthetic appropriate for these two industries.
With a statewide focus on training individuals in the two industries, Rose State and Tulsa Community College received the designation of the first Aerospace and Cybersecurity Centers of Workforce Excellence in Oklahoma. This designation represents higher education, career tech, industry partners and communities working together to answer the workforce needs with educational pathways, stackable credentials, collaborations and training. As part of the Center for Workforce Excellence, an advisory council consisting of aerospace and cybersecurity employers from the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas will advise on the workforce needs in the two sectors.
Veteran aerospace industry leader Shana Mandley will lead all aerospace efforts at Rose State as the center’s aerospace director and project manager. The center operates as part of the Rose State College Workforce Development Division under the direction of Vice President of External Affairs Tamara Pratt.