Workforce Development

Green Job Training & Employment Grants

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.

Program Details and Contact Information

If you think the OK Greenovation program is a good fit for yourself or your business, contact our coordinator today!

Statewide Coordinator Anna Gannan - anna.gannan@okstate.edu or (918) 293-5053.

Employer Eligibility

Employers should fit the following criteria:

  • No WARN notice filed or wage and hour violations in the last 12 months;
  • Offer worker’s compensation coverage;
  • Offer OJT employees equal wages, benefits and working conditions as regular employees doing similar work;
  • Good track record with previous OJT placements (if applicable); and,
  • Must pay at least $14 an hour – Oklahoma Greenovation reimburses $7 an hour for up to a total of 300 hours.

Transition Coordinator Angela Theis - angie.theis@okstate.edu or (405) 945-8611.

Participant Eligibility

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years old or older;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legally able to work in the U.S.;
  • Have a high school diploma or GED as well as some form of post-secondary education and/or related work experience; and,
  • Registered with the Selective Service.

Benefits for Employers

For Oklahoma's employers, Oklahoma Greenovation may be able to help:

  • Cut your training costs for potential employees;
  • Reduce your risk and expense associated with new hires;
  • Give  you more value for your dollar per trainee;
  • Provide you a pool of highly trained candidates; and,
  • You may qualify for Work Opportunity Tax Credits.

Greenovation in Action - Brian Morse, owner of Morse Electric, said the Greenovation program has allowed the Muskogee-based company to provide a higher wage and compete against statewide companies and out-of-state companies. “Being a part of the Greenovation program has been a great way to find people to bring to the company and help us expand,” Morse says.

Benefits for Employees and Job Seekers

For Oklahomans looking for quality employment, the OJT opportunities offered help Oklahomans enter the construction, energy efficiency services and related sectors beyond the unskilled, entry level stages of their careers.

As a participant, Oklahoma Greenovation gives you the opportunity to gain a position that you may not have otherwise been eligible for due to lack of experience or training. OJTs allow you to gain that needed experience while working and getting paid!

The application process for Oklahoma Greenovation is simple and you will have assistance and support during the application and training process as you need it. Once you are approved, you are ready to go to work!

Greenovation in Action - Before Kevin Callis began working in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning field, he was making only $9 an hour as an apartment maintenance technician. Today, the Navy veteran brings in $24 an hour as an employee of Air Assurance, a growing HVAC firm based out of Broken Arrow.

Grant Details

In October 2011, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to implement an on-the-job training/placement program for the state’s construction, energy efficiency services, and related sectors.  Day-to-day operations are carried out thru a consortium of sub-grantees (Oklahoma State University-Institute of Technology, Oklahoma State University-OKC, and Tulsa Community College.)

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