SWODA's Employment and Training Division in partnership with The Southwest Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board and local partners, such as Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and Oklahoma Rural Opportunities Development Corp (ORO Farm worker Program) are working together to achieve job growth, employee productivity and employer satisfaction. Within this system is a network where employment, education and training providers are integrating services to assist customers in finding jobs and qualified workers, making career decisions and accessing training opportunities.
As a partner in the Southwest WIB, SWODA's primary role is Service Provider for the Workforce Investment Act Title I programs and the Older Americans Act Title V program.
Please visit the Southwest Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board website for more information.
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The WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker programs are designed to increase skills, employment opportunities, employment retention and earnings of participants. As a result, the program strives to improve the quality of the Oklahoma workforce.
Services are provided through Skills Development Specialists located in the Altus and Clinton Workforce Centers.
The WIA Youth program assists youth who need help in achieving academic and future employment success through comprehensive ongoing activities. After a thorough assessment of needs, barriers, abilities and educational and skills attainment levels, a service strategy is developed for each youth entering the program, and the participant is referred to the service provider responsible for ensuring that their needs are addressed and their goals are reached.
The Youth program operates under the leadership of a youth council, whose members are chosen from organizations that serve youth in the SWODA area. Services are provided through the Youth case manager located at SWODA.
Youth Case Manager: Debbie Ailanjian
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