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May 16th, 2018 | Posted in COWIB

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COWIB Offers RFP for Personnel Classification System

The Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board (COWIB)/dba Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board is requesting proposals to review and make recommendations to its personnel classification system. Proposals are due no later than 1:00 pm CDST on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. COWIB RFP Personnel Classification 05-30-2018

July 27th, 2017 | Posted in COWIB

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COWIB’s 4-Year Local Plan Approved

The Workforce Development Plan for Central Oklahoma On July 24th, Richard Brown (COWIB Chair) and Melissa Dennis (BCEO Chair) received official notification that the 4-Year Local Plan for the Central Oklahoma workforce area has been approved. The notification came in a message from the Workforce System Oversight Committee of the Governor’s Council for Workforce and…

June 13th, 2017 | Posted in COWIB

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COWIB’s Revised 4-Year Plan Submitted

COWIB’s Revised 4-Year Local Plan At the request of the Governor’s System Oversight Subcommittee, a set of technical revisions have been made to the local workforce development plan for Central Oklahoma.

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Community Happenings

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2017 OK Legislature Contact Information

Do you want to contact your Oklahoma legislator(s) to discuss an issue? See 2017 OK Legislature Contact List to find their phone or email. Stand up and be heard!

August 27th, 2018 | Posted in COWIB

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Consortium Changes Required by State Issuance

Consortium Agreement with changes- August 2018

April 11th, 2018 | Posted in COWIB

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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…

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in Business

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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…

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Community Happenings

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Post-Secondary Education Attainment Study Released

The Post-Secondary Education Attainment Study, released today by the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, explores barriers to starting or continuing post-secondary education, and proposes statewide solutions to achieve degree and credential completion for all Oklahomans. This study confirmed many national findings of barriers to degree completion, including: educational attainment correlates with income, whereas income increases…

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Community Happenings

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Davis Correctional Facility graduation ceremony largest ever

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. — On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Davis Correctional Facility graduation (DCF) celebrated the largest graduating class in the prison’s history Wednesday, September 14, 2016. In total, 38 inmates received their General Education Development (GED) certificates, six received associate’s degrees, 10 received certifications from PBI Career Tech and 12 received keyboarding certificates in…

August 31st, 2016 | Posted in Business

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Compliance: New CDL Medical Exam Forms Mandatory

Was this helpful?   Compliance Reminder As of April 20, 2016, new compliance regulations require that the new Medical Examination forms.  The Medical Examination Form is MCSA-5875 and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate is MCSA-5876. The new forms must be used for all driver medical exams. All previous forms can no longer be used. As a…

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