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March 5th, 2019 | Posted in COWIB

COWIB Announces the Launch of TyrOK

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK – Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board (COWIB) is excited to announce the launch of TyrOK, a partnership including industry groups and employers, high schools, and post-secondary institutions.  More work needs to be done to improve understanding and awareness of youth apprenticeships to develop opportunities in various industries in the communities we serve.  TyrOK will explore strategies, develop, and launch a youth apprenticeship model within the Central Oklahoma Workforce Area. COWIB is applying for the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) grant to assist with this project

TyrOK will be part of a national community of innovators working to expand participation in high-quality youth apprenticeships.  These apprenticeships will produce equitable access and outcomes for students, employers, and communities.   The official launch date for TyrOK is summer 2019. The work of TyrOK will culminate in the launch of a new, scalable, high-quality youth apprenticeship program by fall 2020 with a broader plan for multi-year expansion. 

If you understand the importance of developing a competent emergent workforce through apprenticeships and work based learning and are excited about collaborating on this project, please contact Yolanda Scott for more information.

More information about TyrOK will be posted in the coming weeks.

The Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB) is the policy and guidance board for the Workforce Oklahoma system in Central Oklahoma. We are business leaders with a goal to establish a highly skilled, productive workforce in our 9-county area.

The Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB) complies with WIOA’s Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination provisions which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or, the basis of citizenship status or participation in a WIOA Title-1 financially assisted program or activity.

COWIB is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This was financed in whole or in part by fund from the US Dept. of Labor as administered by the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.

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