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Oklahoma job training programs.

Employment assistance, including job training, is available in Oklahoma. Several government and non-profit resources are available for the unemployed and residents who are just seeking to acquire new skills. The state works closely with the federal government to provide help to those that need it.

People of all backgrounds can benefit. There are employment resources available to senior citizens in Oklahoma, veterans, the disabled, and unemployed. Many of the services are provided for free to those who stop by a WorkForce Center.

Older workers, which includes those over the age of 55, can benefit from the Senior Community Service Employment Program. It is federal government funded but administered by the state of Oklahoma. It will provide several employment services, including access to job training, to low income residents that are actively seeking employment.

While qualifications will need to be met, those found eligible may be able to receive experience, on the job training and competitive job skills. This is all made available to them through paid part-time work. The client will be employed at non-profit organizations in Oklahoma. This can include schools and hospitals, day-care centers, senior centers, and governmental entities such as county, state of Oklahoma, and/or federal government agencies.

This placement will allow the client the ability to earn an income while they learn new skills and provide valuable community services. The position will be for about 20 hours per week and pay them a salary and maybe benefits.

Priority for SCSEP is given to low income veterans, persons over the age of 55, and their spouses. Also, preference is given to Native American individuals, eligible minority, and limited English-speaking families. Oklahoma SCSEP also works with participants to find and secure unsubsidized employment at the end of the assignment.

The Rapid Response Layoffs, Dislocated Worker and Plant Closure program is offered to employees that were “downsized”. The business can also get support from the state.




Specialists will work with individuals to ensure they are aware of health insurance programs, Unemployment Insurance, childcare, and all of the employment resources that are offered at their local Workforce Oklahoma Centers. Job fairs may also be provided to people from these companies. The program was created to respond quickly to employer and employee needs.

Workforce Centers offer numerous workshops, training sessions, and seminars. They provide clients the ability to master the techniques that will help them open new doors for their career. Examples of assistance offered is as follows.

  • Work with a specialist on developing resumes and cover letters that really work.
  • Interview practice sessions are offered.
  • Access clothing for an interview, and even get advice on what not to wear to an interview.
  • Work on developing networking skills with employers in Oklahoma.
  • Training can help you develop soft skills, Teamwork, Time management, Business etiquette, and Communication skills.

These centers provide an extensive range of free information and services to clients, including job search assistance, career counseling, skill assessments, enrollment into training, and referrals to other regional programs and services. The Workforce Oklahoma Centers offer services to both new or current workers at all stages of their careers, whether they are a college graduate or have been working for 30 years. In addition, the state will provide Oklahoma businesses with pre-screened job seekers, tax credit programs, labor market information, and forms of employment assistance that are tailored to your company’s specific needs. Dial 1-888-980-WORK for information, or call a center below.

The centers oversee the Workforce Investment Act. With the evolving economy, new knowledge and job skills are always demanded. Oklahoma businesses need individuals who are and want to be ready for the next opportunity. The WIA helps to organize and provide state and federal employment programs to those seeking help. It allows the state and its partner non-profits to create an employment and training system to fit the unique needs of Oklahoma.

Several of the WIA assistance programs are available through the Workforce Centers. As indicated, they will integrate a broad array of employment resources and job training programs under one, very accessible roof.

The Workforce Investment Act puts additional focus on employment statistics at the local, state, and national level. The sites will offer much-needed information about occupations in demand, job vacancies, and the skills and earnings associated with them.




Veterans get priority from the state on their employment needs. They work closely with the U.S. Department of Labor. Grants are used to provide employment and training services to veterans, spouses and eligible residents and workers. Military members in Oklahoma will be notified before others on job openings, DOL funded training programs or related services. They will receive priority referral.

Assistance and information will be provided by Workforce Center and One-Stop staff. The Oklahoma centers provide veterans details on available employment programs, training opportunities and services, eligibility requirements, and in general give veteran's priority.

Trade Adjustment Assistance is offered in cooperation with the federal government and state of Oklahoma. It offers assistance to workers whose hours of work and wages are reduced or that lost their job as a result of increased imports and foreign competition.

Some benefits including training opportunities that may be immediately available to adversely affected workers. Get free advice from career counselors on the employment outlook for workers with different job skills. They can even help you decide what kind of work is best suited to your interests and aptitudes. Access on-the-job training in Oklahoma as well as vocational and/or technical training. Financial assistance may be paid out as well to the unemployed.

Garvin and Pontotoc County.
1500 Hoppe Blvd., Ste 2
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

Counties - Greer, Harmon, Jackson, and Kiowa.
1115 N. Spurgeon St.
Altus, OK 73521
Telephone number is 580-482-3262

Carter, Love, and Murray County Workforce Center.
2421 Autumn Run, Suite B
Ardmore, OK 73401
Call 580-223-3291 for information.

Counties include Nowata and Washington.
Center is at 210 NE Washington
Bartlesville, OK 74006
918-332-4800 FAX 918-333-3610

Supports counties of Grady, McClain, and Caddo Oklahoma.
301 S. 2nd St.
Chickasha, Oklahoma 73018
Call 405-224-3310

Rogers County
810 N. Sioux Ave
Claremore, OK 74017
Dial 918-341-6633




Counties - Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, and Washita.
1120 Frisco Ave
Clinton, OK 73601

Supports both Jefferson and Stephens County.
1927 W. Elk Ave
Duncan, OK 73533
Call 580-255-8950

Counties include Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston, and Marshall.
4301 W. Hwy 70 West
Durant OK, 74701

Counties served - Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher, Major
900 W. Cherokee
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Call - 580-234-6043

Counties covered by this WorkForce Center include Beaver, Cimarron and Texas
225 E. Hwy 54
Guymon, OK 73942
Dial 580-338-8521 for information.

Counties include Hughes and Okfuskee.
115 N. Rodgers Dr
Holdenville, OK 74848
Dial 405-379-5452 for intake and hours.

Counties - McCurtain, Choctaw, Pushmataha
2202 S.E. Washington St.
Idabel, OK 74745
Call 580-286-6667

Comanche, Cotton, and Tillman County
1711 S.W. 11th St
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
Dial 580-357-3500 to reach the Workforce Center.

Counties are Haskell, Latimer, and Pittsburg Oklahoma.
1414 E. Wade Watts Ave.
McAlester, OK 74501
Call - 918-423-6830

Craig and Ottawa County.
121 N. Main
Miami, OK 74354
Dial 918-542-5561 for hours

McIntosh, Muskogee, and Wagoner Counties are supported
WorkForce Center is at 717 S. 32nd
Muskogee Oklahoma, 74401
Telephone: 918-682-3364

Sequoyah County
401 W. Houser / Building B
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Dial 918-775-5541





Cleveland County office
1141 E. Main
Norman, OK 73071
Dial 405-701-2000 for intake.
Learn about local employers that are hiring, attend job training programs and workshops, and receive other support from the location.

Counties include Logan, Oklahoma, and Canadian
7401 N.E. 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
Dial 405-713-1890

9210 S. Western Ave.
Brookwood South OK, 73139
Call 405-234-5000 for hours.

OKC VA Medical Center
Room 3A-165 921 N.E. 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Telephone - 405-456-5031

Okmulgee County
Address - 1801 E. 4th
Okmulgee, OK

Counties - Kay, Noble and Osage
1201 W. Grand Ave.
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601

Leflore County
106 Rogers Ave, Poteau 74953
Main phone - 918-647-3124

Both Mayes and Delaware County
219 N.E. 1st St.
Pryor, Oklahoma 74361

Creek County
1700 S. Main
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Call the center at 918-224-9430




Counties - Osage, Tulsa
401 E. Broadway, Suite B-1
Sand Springs, OK 74063
Resources are offered for the unemployed. Meet with counselors on training opportunities, receive job search assistance, and get other support.

Seminole County
Location is 229 N. 2nd St.
Seminole, OK 74868

Residents of Lincoln and Pottawatomie County
2 John C. Bruton Blvd.
Shawnee, OK 74804
Dial 405-275-7800

Payne County
3006 E. 6th St., Hwy 51
Stillwater, OK 74074
Dial 405-624-1450 for information on services.

Counties Served: Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair
1755 S. Muskogee
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Call 918-456-8846

Adair County
219 W. Oak
Stilwell OK, 74960
Phone - 918-696-6608

Tulsa, Osage, and Pawnee County
14002 E. 21st, Suite 1030
Tulsa OK 74134

Counties - Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Woods, Woodward
Main address is 1117 11th St.
Woodward OK, 73801
Call 580-256-3308


By Jon McNamara

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