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WORKFORCE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act is a bipartisan, bicameral legislation that was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. It replaces the Workforce Investment Act, thereby changing the workforce system to better prepare workers for the 21st-century workforce and ensuring businesses find the skilled employees they need to compete and create jobs in America.

Highlights of the WIOA follow. The WIOA

  • Streamlines the workforce development program.
  • Applies a single set of outcome metrics to every federal workforce program under the Act.
  • Creates smaller, nimbler, but still employer-driven and more strategic state and local workforce development boards.
  • Supports access to real-world education and workforce development opportunities through
    • On-the-job, incumbent worker (existing employees), and customized training;
    • New opportunities to utilize prior learning assessments;
    • Requirements for implementation of industry or sector partnerships and career pathway strategies; and,
    • Pay-for-performance contracts.
  • Ensures individuals with disabilities have the skills necessary to be successful in businesses that provide competitive, integrated employment.
  • Focuses youth program services on out-of-school youth, high school dropout recovery efforts, and attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials.
  • Strengthens the connection between adult education, postsecondary education, and the workforce.
  • Improves services to English language learners.

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OCCUPATIONS THAT ARE IN DEMAND

Green Country Workforce utilizes data from various sources as well as the knowledge and expertise of our business-led board to determine what occupations are in demand in the Green Country Area. Click here to view the demand occupation list in Excel. Click here for the pdf of the demand occupation list (PDF).


GREEN COUNTRY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD BYLAWS

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GREEN COUNTRY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD POLICIES:


OKLAHOMA JUSTICE REFORM TASK FORCE FINAL REPORT

View the Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force final report.


INCREASING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks to the University of Tulsa Law School Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic for their work on this solutions-based report, "Increasing Job Opportunities, Improving the Economy, INVESTING IN OKLAHOMA (PDF)."


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