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Make recommendations, inform, coordinate and facilitate statewide efforts to improve Oklahomans’ exposure to high-demand career and entrepreneurship opportunities, along with the education and training required for entry into and advancement within a chosen career. Develop industry sector strategies in state and regional ecosystems to ensure that the education and training system is delivering the skills needed by employers.

Goals/Objectives:

  • Certify Workforce Development Boards in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
  • Continue designing, aligning and integrating Oklahoma’s workforce/talent development and delivery system.
  • Set system-wide metrics and performance expectations.
  • Identify and conduct service delivery efficiency pilot projects.
  • Research and identify operational and organizational strategies that will help make workforce boards stronger and service delivery better.
  • Develop guidance to make the workforce system more effective and efficient.
  • Development of the State Plan, Council Strategic Plan, and the Annual Report.
  • Work with regional planning areas to develop planning documents.

Action Items:

  • Coordinate and ensure support at the local and state level to the Oklahoma Works vision.
  • Through a partner supported subcommittee, provide guidance in the form of policy and technical assistance to ensure compliance to WIOA local areas and designated local planning regions, to ensure statewide metrics and required performance are met.
  • Convene statewide workforce development partners and local workforce development boards and provide venues and opportunities for continued system building.
  • Support and facilitation for pilot projects to provide models for the statewide system
  • Plan and develop statewide summits for the Local Elected Officials and board members to continue regional planning.

Subcommittees:

  • System Oversight Subcommittee (SOS)
    The SOS is the working arm of the Workforce System Oversight Committee and is focused on developing the system-wide framework and policy documents necessary for compliance with WIOA legislation and federal regulation. The committee is also tasked with compliance review of the system, including the local Oklahoma Works Centers across the state.

Use our interactive calendar to find meeting agendas and documents for all WSOC meetings since May 1, 2021.

February 26, 2021;

Agenda and meeting documents

October 7, 2020;

Attachments for 10/7 meeting:

2. Minutes for 9.22.20 WSOC Meeting (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

3. OWDI 09-2020 Eligible Training Provider Policy (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

4. OWDI 10-2020 Regional and Local Planning Instructions (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

4a. OWDI 10-2020 Attachment A Regional Plan Instructions (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

4b. OWDI 10-2020 Attachment B Local Plan Instructions (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

5. OWDI 11-2020 Access for All Star Accessibility Framework Phase I – Initial Assessment (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

5a. OWDI 11-2020 Attachment A Star Accessibility Framework Assessment Rubric Score Sheet (Draft for WSOC approval 10.7.20)

6. 2021 WSOC meeting date options (for WSOC discussion 10.7.20)

September 22, 2020;

Attachments for 9/22 meeting:

2. Minutes of 6.3.20 WSOC Meeting (Draft for WSOC approval 9.22.2020)

3. OWDI 07-2020 Adult and Dislocated Worker Program Policy (Draft for WSOC approval 9.22.2020)

4. OWDI 08-2020 Special Issue and Investigative Monitoring Policy (Draft for WSOC approval 9.22.2020)

5. OWDI 07-2016, Change 1 Transfer of Formula Funds Policy (Draft for WSOC approval 9.22.2020)

June 3, 2020;

Attachments for 6/3 meeting:

2. Minutes from 5.7.20 WSOC Meeting (Draft for WSOC approval 6.3.20)

3. OWDI 04-2020 Selective Service Registration Policy (final draft for WSOC approval 6.3.2020)

4. OWDI 05-2020 Local Performance Goals Negotiation Process Policy (draft for WSOC approval 6.3.2020)

May 7, 2020;

Attachments for 5/7 meeting:

2. Minutes from 1.8.20 WSOC Meeting (Draft for WSOC approval 5.7.20)

3. OWDI #11-2017 Change 1 Governor’s Oversight and Monitoring Plan (Draft for WSOC approval 5.7.2020)

4. OWDI #02-2020 Sanctions and Resolution Process (Draft for WSOC approval 5.7.20)

5. OWDI #03-2020 Fraud and Incident Reporting Policy (Draft for WSOC approval 5.7.20)

6. OWDI #05-2017 Change 2 Local Board Certification Policy (Draft for WSOC approval 5.7.20)

January 8, 2020;

Attachments for 1/8 meeting:

2. Minutes from 11.8.19 WSOC Meeting (For approval 1.8.20)

3. Local Plan Updates (for WSOC approval 1.8.20)

4. Regional Plan Updates (for WSOC approval 1.8.20)

5a. OWDI 01-2020 Business Services Policy (draft for WSOC approval 1.8.20)

5b. OWDI 01-2020 Business Services Policy Attachment A (draft for WSOC approval 1.8.20)

Martin Williams, Chair
Owner/Manager, Williams Farms

Valerie Thompson
President/CEO, Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

Dee Hays
CEO, Excellence Engineering 

Jenna Morey
Director, ReMerge

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director, OKDRS

Marcie Mack
State Director, CareerTech

Shelley Zumwalt
Executive Director, OESC

Darcee Simon, Workforce System Coordinator
Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development
Representing Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development

Linda Emrich, Executive Asst to Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development and GCWED Coordinator
Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development
Representing Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development Office of Workforce Development

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