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WIA Incentive Grant Summaries - PY 2004

Oklahoma $688,143

The state plans to invest the funds in four activities:

  • Career Ready Certificates: This program will allow participants to gain portable skills credentials which are nationally recognized. These skills will facilitate job placement, retention, and advancement in society. The certificate is based on the WorkKeys assessment;
  • Oklahoma’s Business Services Team: This project includes partners from multimedia agencies and community organizations to develop common processes and implement a unified plan to address the individual needs of businesses in the 12 Workforce areas in Oklahoma;
  • The Centers for Excellence: Each center will service all industries but will target the industry that drives the region’s economy, also providing quality training programs. These centers will have multiple partners (business brokers, rural specialists, higher education, career specialists, community development groups, adult education, manufacturer’s extension agents, workforce specialists, WIB service providers, etc). They will all operate with the Local Investment Board;
  • A Web-based Career Management System: This tool will be implemented, and bring partners together virtually to provide joint services through a single web-based system.