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Black History Month Festival - February 16, 2023

Black History Month Festival - February 16, 2023

Metro Tech to Hold Black History Month Festival to Support Local Black-Owned Businesses

Metro Technology Centers will be holding a Black History Month Festival on Thursday, February 16th inside their District Conference Center located on the Springlake Campus at 1900 Springlake Drive. The event is titled “Black History Rooted in Oklahoma", and it will feature various local Black-owned businesses showcasing their products and services.

Event Coordinator, Khanita Jefferson, says she hopes all Black-owned businesses in the Oklahoma City community feel encouraged to register as a vendor at the event, as this opportunity to showcase and network is one that could be valuable in growing their clientele.

"We are excited to provide a platform for Black-owned businesses to showcase their talents and offerings to the community," Jefferson said. "This festival is also a great opportunity for the community to come together and support local Black-owned businesses, too."

The Festival will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public. Vendor registration is now open and due by February 10th.

Non-food vendors are required to submit a $25 gift card to reserve their booth, and food vendors must submit their Food Handler's Certificate, or Food Permit issued by the Oklahoma State Dept. of Health, and a copy of their liability insurance with Metro Technology Centers listed as the certificate holder.

Metro Tech Superintendent, Aaron Collins, says he is looking forward to supporting the local workforce through the event.

“Helping the local workforce is at the core of what CareerTech was established to do,” Collins said. “Metro Tech is honored to support and highlight our area’s entrepreneurs and black-owned businesses.”

Celebrate Black History Month

One of the largest and most diverse technology centers in Oklahoma, Metro Tech has four campuses offering short-term, career and customized business training options. Campuses are located in South Oklahoma. City, Northeast Oklahoma City, Downtown Oklahoma City and the Will Rogers Airport.