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Local Workforce Development Boards

Oklahoma has six 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 Innovation Board
Ashley Sellers, Chief Executive Officer
Christi Porter, Executive Director
Michelle Bish, Executive Director
Trina Southard, Executive Director
Kerry Manning, Executive Director
Rebecca Shuyler, Executive Director
580-256-8553, Ext. 5