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Oklahoma brings together leaders from business, government, education, and non-profit sectors to jointly develop ways to coordinate workforce development with economic development. The Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development works to develop creative solutions that expand and improve Oklahoma’s workforce, providing better jobs for workers and a skilled workforce for business and industry.

Workforce System Oversight Committee

Provides governance, policy and capacity building for the Local Workforce Development Boards and partnerships.

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Healthcare Workforce Subcommittee

Informs, coordinates and facilitates statewide efforts to ensure that a well-trained, adequately distributed and flexible health workforce is available.

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Youth Programs Committee

Creates a workforce strategy for youth that aligns with youth initiatives and provides common solutions that coordinate with the state’s economic goals.

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Career Pathways Committee

Makes recommendations, informs, coordinates and facilitates statewide efforts to improve exposure to high-demand career and entrepreneurship opportunities. Develops industry sector strategies in state and regional ecosystems to ensure education and training is delivering the skills needed by employers.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall act in place of the Governor’s Council only when necessary and with subsequent full board review, action, and ratification.

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