The Student Services Team and Instructors collaborate to ensure equitable access for all offenders and to also ensure that prospective students are eligible and placed in the training program that fits his/her needs.
Once the determination is made that an offender is to attend a Skills Centers program, an enrollment application and Life Success Plan are completed by the Instructor and the prospective student is either immediately enrolled or placed on the waiting list. As most programs are open entry/open exit and competency based, enrollment occurs continuously.
Once a student discharges his/her sentence, Transition Coordinators leverage state and local resources to provide a continuation of services to Skills Centers graduates.
Accessible resources to graduates may include:
- Identification documents
- Medical, dental, vision
- Mental health
- Legal resources
Upon release, Employment Coordinators are responsible for job placement assistance. Employment Coordinators meet with each student prior to release to assist with resumes, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Coordinators also develop students' employability skills through employment workshops and one-on-one career counseling.
Along with Instructors, Transition/Employment Coordinators regularly visit with business and industry to ascertain employer needs, attend job fairs, conduct online job searches, and work closely with job connection centers and Work Force Oklahoma to ensure graduates are well versed in current employment trends.
Student Services Coordinator
|Student Services Coordinator||Office Location||Phone|
|Vernon Thompson||Lexington Skills Center
PO Box 550
Lexington OK 73051
Student Employment Coordinators & Transition Coordinator
Employment Coordinators and Transition Coordinator provide guidance and assistance in securing employment and in removing transitional barriers facing offenders returning to the local community.
|Employment Coordinator||Office Location||Phone|
|Brandy Burns||Central Oklahoma Community Action
131 N. Bell Ave
Shawnee, OK 74801
(405) 714-7359 Cell
|Gary Flynn||Canadian Valley Technology Center
1701 S. Czech Hall Rd.
Yukon, OK 73099
(405) 880-1451 Cell
|Georganne Mackey||OKC Eastside Career Connection Center
7401 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
(405) 627-0278 Cell
|Christi Williams||American Job Center
201 W. 5th Street, Room 200
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 671-0334 Cell