Employment Readiness Program

Employment Readiness Program

The Seminole State College Employment Readiness Program is a cooperative effort between the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the college. There are offices in Seminole and Ada. The program focuses on providing support services to parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families while attending Seminole State College. Services are tailored to the needs of each individual participant. These services are designed to promote self-sufficiency, academic success and sustainable, full-time employment. Contingency funds are available for qualifying circumstances. Contact the Seminole State College Employment Readiness Program in Seminole at 405-382-9521 in Ada at 405-382-9545 or your local Department of Human Services office for more information.



Kristi Scroggins
Employment Readiness Coordinator (Ada Office)

Kristi Scroggins is stationed at the Ada office. She graduated from Antlers High School and East Central University in Ada. Kristi comes from a teaching background, having taught High School Family and Consumer Sciences, fourth grade, as well as pre-K. Kristi lives in the Ada area and substituted in the Ada Job Readiness office for many years. She developed a love for the program through her passion for assisting clients with navigating the many obstacles in education, housing, and eventually employment. Kristi has a true heart for her clients and leverages relationships built in Ada and neighboring communities to provide valuable resources and support to her clients. Kristi has two daughters, Sophie, 23, and Sylvie, 21. Sophie is working toward a degree in Business Finance and Sylvie, Dietary Management/Holistic Medicine. Kristi’s passions are her daughters, gardening, and Interior Design.

Jerry D. FryJerry Fry
Director of Employment Readiness Programs
(405) 382-9521

Jerry Fry retired from a 34-year career in juvenile justice. He worked for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs, holding key administrative positions at each agency. He was also the Director of White Fields Children’s Homes. Jerry earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from East Central University. He was awarded two Governor’s Commendations for his work with children and was named a Distinguished Oklahoma Citizen by the Oklahoma House of Representatives for his involvement with children’s issues. Jerry served on numerous boards and commissions during his juvenile justice career and is a graduate of the inaugural Leadership Tecumseh class. He is a lifelong member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Tecumseh. Jerry is excited about working at Seminole State College and is eager to apply his experience to the Employment Readiness Program. Jerry and his wife Dawn live in Bethel and have two children Ethan 25, and Evan 21. Ethan is a juvenile justice professional in Western Oklahoma and Evan is a graduate of Seminole State College and is currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma.