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Oklahoma’s public workforce system is governed by State and Local Workforce Development Boards whose responsibilities include execution of the Governor’s vision for workforce development, oversight of funds and programmatic implementation, employer engagement to ensure a responsive system, and training the state’s talent for high-demand industries and occupations. Each of these boards are led by a majority of private business members and include vital partners such as government agencies and community organizations.
State Workforce Board

State Workforce Board

The Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development works to develop creative solutions for Oklahoma’s workforce challenges. The Governor’s Council brings together leaders from business, government, education, and non-profit sectors to provide better jobs for workers and a skilled workforce for business and industry.

Local Workforce Boards

Local Workforce Boards

Oklahoma’s Local Workforce Development Boards strive to:

  • 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.