About Oklahoma Works
Oklahoma Works' vision is to align resources, education, training and job opportunities to build Oklahoma's workforce. Oklahoma Works' strategic priorities are coordinated by the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development.
Every three years, the Oklahoma Works partners develop a strategic plan, which is presented to the Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development. Once approved, this plan functions as the roadmap for Oklahoma's workforce system.
To increase efficiency, realign agencies, develop oversight and eliminate silos within the workforce system, Governor Stitt released Executive Order 2023-21. The EO moved Title I resources from the Department of Commerce to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and designated OESC as the lead authority for WIOA in Oklahoma.