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The Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act provides funding and resources to help support workforce development efforts in states. A portion of WIOA provides funding for eligible individuals to receive training to enhance their skills and job readiness. This training must be provided by an eligible training provider and program. These providers and programs have been vetted by established procedures to ensure they are high-quality and in-demand within the local workforce. Learn more about the procedures through the Eligible Training Provider Policy.

To view a list of the current eligible training programs, click the button below.

Interested in Becoming an Eligible Training Provider?

Contact an Oklahoma Works office to learn how to qualify.

Apprenticeships & On-the-job Training

Employers are always looking for skilled workers to meet the demands of the modern workforce. Historically, entering into a skilled position required previous experience and/or certifications. Apprenticeships and on-the-job training help to bridge this gap for individuals that don't have prior experience or certifications. These opportunities help individuals secure a position and learn the job while they earn a paycheck. 

Job seekers interested in these programs can find employers or providers who are currently registered with the state or U.S. Department of Labor below. Registered entities are screened to ensure the quality of training and demands of the workforce. Job seekers wishing to participate should visit their nearest Oklahoma Works office and ask about training opportunities.

It is important to note that if a registered entity is on the list, it does not guarantee that an individual will be referred to the program. 

National Apprenticeship Programs

View a list of all registered apprenticeship programs through the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

State Apprenticeship Programs

View a list of all registered apprenticeship programs through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent worker training is a resource available to businesses to help ensure employees have the necessary skills for the company to succeed. From frontline workers to professional and management staff, the demand for training increases as industries and companies expand. Incumbent worker training helps to:

  • Increase financial viability, stability, competitiveness, and productivity;
  • Help avert downsizing and the potential layoff of employees; and
  • Increase the skill levels of employees so they can be promoted within the company and create backfill opportunities for employers.

Funds may be available to help employers re-train their current workforce for new skills development, process improvements, incorporation of new technologies, and/or earning employer- or industry-recognized credentials. Contact an Oklahoma Works office for more information and eligibility criteria.

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