Looking to start a new career, reenter the workforce, or overcome a barrier to employment? OESC offers various programs to help job seekers along their journey, which also benefit employers.
Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers
Monitor Advocates at the national, regional, and state level help to ensure services provided to migrant seasonal farm workers (MSFW) are "qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportionate" to the services provided to other job seekers. This includes all workforce development services (e.g. career guidance, testing, training, job development/referral)., benefits, and protections on an equitable and non-discriminatory basis
Dislocated Workers - Energy Sector
Trade and Economic Transition National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) is a federal program which provides assistance to workers in certain industries who have lost their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of a loss, significant decline, or major structural change or reorganization. This program is available for energy sector (primarily oil and gas) workers in Oklahoma.
Additional Resources for Individuals Seeking New Career & Training Opportunities
Oklahomans who lost their job due to COVID-19 have the opportunity to enroll in free training to obtain CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. With the program, you will receive job placement support to help you re-enter the workforce in an in-demand job. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers. IT pros who hold CompTIA A+ make, on average, $51,375.
Skill Up offers free and unlimited access to more than 5,000 high-quality online training courses for 180 days. Click here for a 1-minute video overview of Skill Up. Upgrade your skills through the Metrix online learning platform and receive access to courses (presented in English and Spanish) including: Customer Service, Quick Books, Microsoft Office, Adobe, Analytical Skills, Data Management/Reporting, Time Management, Leadership Skills, Health & Safety, First Aid, and many more skill tracks.