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COWIB and 22 Partner Agencies Agree to Share Costs

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to bring together, in strategic coordination, many different programs of Federal investment in skill development and employment. In February of this year, an important coordination objective of WIOA was achieved when an Infrastructure Funding Agreement was signed by the Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB) and 22 of its partner agencies.

The Agreement, known informally as an “IFA,” identifies certain costs that are shared by the partner agencies. Under the agreement, the partner programs agree to allocate approximately $400,000 of shared costs in a fair and proportionate manner. (more…)

Innovative Career Assessment Program Offers New Opportunities for Jobseekers and Businesses at No Cost

Oklahoma City, OK,  March 22, 2018 – If you’re seeking work or looking for employees in Central Oklahoma, your search just got a little bit easier thanks to a new partnership between FitFirstJobs and the Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB). Employers, job seekers, and students are now eligible to access the FitFirstJobs / eSkills workforce development program at no charge, exclusively through Oklahoma Works Offices in the COWIB service area.

The Board is an integral part of the Oklahoma Works system, a public/private partnership of business representatives, community-based organizations, labor unions, educational institutions and public agencies involved in delivering quality workforce development services, while increasing effectiveness and reducing duplication. (more…)

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