Oklahoma brings together leaders from business, government, education, and non-profit sectors to jointly develop ways to coordinate workforce development with economic development. The goals: better jobs for the state’s workers and better-qualified workers for the state’s employers.
The Youth Council was designed to create an Oklahoma workforce strategy that aligns with youth initiatives and provides common solutions that coordinates with the state’s economic goals of building prosperity for all Oklahomans.
There are nine workforce investment boards (WIBs) across Oklahoma. WIBs are designed to address workforce related issues within their jurisdiction. This map shows which counties each WIB covers. It also includes contact information, locations, and links for more information.
Oklahoma Greenovation offers on-the-job training (OJT) opportunities statewide as well as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and other “green-centric” training (online and traditional) components.
Work Ready Communities expands the state’s skills assessment and certification effort currently offered to individual employees, job seekers, and employers through the WorkKeys and Career Readiness Certificate program.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce, as the administrative entity for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), issues policy on behalf of the Governor and the Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development (state workforce investment board).
Rapid Response activities are provided as a part of a comprehensive Workforce Investment System designed to respond quickly to employer, employee and community needs when a mass layoff and/or plant closure appears imminent.
OKworks.org is designed to connect job seekers, employers, and community partners to the tools and resources needed to build Oklahoma's workforce.
Council Matters is the official newsletter of the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development.
Meeting schedules and agendas for the Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development and Workforce Youth Council.
Plan Year 2011