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The Southwest Oklahoma Workforce Area will be consolidated with the Northwestern Oklahoma Workforce Area to create a new 25 county workforce area that will administer the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 Title I funds and direct the Oklahoma Works system and partners. A 30 day public comment period will officially begin June 30, 2017. The new workforce area will be comprised of 25 counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Major, Noble, Payne, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods, and Woodward. The nature of the WIOA program is to provide assistance to individuals who are seeking employment or necessary training for employment so that businesses can obtain a well trained workforce. Funds are allocated to local areas from the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, the state WIOA Administrative Entity. All public comments must be received by close of business July 31, 2017 and must be in writing. Comments may be mailed to Workforce Board Director, 1116 19th Street, Woodward, OK 73801.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Programs of WIOA are designed to increase the employment, retention, advancement, and earnings of participants. Every Job Seeker (regardless of program eligibility) is given the opportunity to enhance current job skills, research employment data, access community resources and more.
Northwestern Oklahoma Workforce Area Oklahoma Works Offices
If you need help looking for a job or know of someone who needs assistance searching for a new career, exploring options about financial aid, or just have no idea where to start, call one of the Workforce Oklahoma Offices TODAY!
Northwestern Oklahoma Workforce Board (NOWB)
The NOWB is a volunteer Board of Directors implementing the provisions and challenges set for in the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and is part of a national network of over 500 workforce investment boards, all business-led and business-driven assisting employers with Workforce Development problems.
Key Roles of the NOWB include:
- Overseeing federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds which are utilized strategically to assist employers and job seekers;
- Coordinating all workforce programs in the area in a seamless service delivery system.
These two specific roles give NOWB the ability to make a critical impact on how employers and job seekers improve their economic standing. During this time of economic fluctuation and recovery, dwindling budgets and shrinking workforce talent, NOWB members have an even greater function in improving the economic vitality of the region.
NOWB members represent local demand industries such as manufacturing, construction, health care, and energy as well as local government entities, and providers of employment and training programs. The NOWB is 1 of 8 boards in the State of Oklahoma serving 17 counties (Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Kingfisher, Major, Noble, Payne, Texas, Woods, and Woodward).
Workforce Board Staff
Christi Porter, WOWDB Executive Director
1116 19th St, Woodward, OK 73801
Phone (580) 256-8553 Fax (580)254-2853
Theresa Carrillo, WOWDB Monitor
302 E. Glaydas, Hooker, OK 73945
Phone (580)652-0913 Fax (580)652-0912
WOWDB Local Plan & Appendix A-E