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Local Workforce Development Boards

Map of seven workforce development areas

Oklahoma has seven Local Workforce Development Boards that make up the state’s public workforce system. These boards:

  • Link Oklahomans with workforce services and resources to develop the talent of the state’s workforce;
  • Serve as connectors to local Oklahoma Works, American Job Centers that deliver services to workers and employers;
  • Develop regional strategic plans and set funding priorities for their area;
  • Facilitate partnerships between local businesses with similar training needs; and
  • Provide analysis of labor market information to develop strategies that focus resources on particular high growth industry for their area.

Local Workforce Development Boards are business led and have a membership that is more than 50 percent private business. In addition, Local Workforce Development Boards are required to have representation from local community colleges and other training providers, as well as elected officials and workforce program leaders. This ensures that current skill needs of local businesses are communicated to relevant training programs.

 

Contact your Local Workforce Development Board (map)

Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board
Eddie Foreman, Chief Executive Officer
eddieforeman@cowib.org
405-622-2026
Jerri Stoutermire, Executive Director
jstoutermire@easternwib.org
918-683-8553
Michelle Bish, Executive Director
michelle.bish@northeastworkforceboard.com
918-907-0902
Trina Southard, Executive Director
trinas@scworkforceboard.org
580-467-3486
Kerry Manning, Executive Director
kmanning@swb-ok.com
580-380-7872
Rachel Hutchings, Executive Director
RHutchings@workforcetulsa.com
918-595-8824
Christi Porter, Executive Director
ccastor@oeda.org
580-256-8553
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