Workforce and Economic Development powers Oklahoma businesses to obtain the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive in a changing economy. Our consultants, developers and trainers guide customers through a step-by-step process to deliver their workforce training and certification needs. Training is customizable and delivered by industry experts who understand where your business is now and how you can better prepare for upcoming trends.
Explore "How We Work" to meet our directors and industry experts, and learn how they guide your workforce development at every step.
Workforce and Economic Development hosts and coordinates with organizations to offer specialized services for its clients. These include:
- Center for Municipal Excellence that provides municipal workers with standardized, competency-based training to help them improve efficiency in their work.
- Launch Pad FT, Francis Tuttle's small-business incubator, fueling the entrepreneurial spirit in Oklahoma by helping turn small business ideas into successful community assets.
- Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN), which provides marketing and technical assistance to those businesses that want to sell products or services to federal, state, local and tribal governments. Contact Judy Robins-Warren for more information.
- Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (OMA), a group that helps manufacturers solve challenges and encourages innovation through connections to expert resources, training, manufacturers and resource providers, and incentives and grants. Contact Kevin Barber for more information.