In partnership with the Northeast Workforce Development Board (NEWDB), the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and the Rogers County Business Consortium are sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship Workshop for all employers in Northeast Oklahoma on April 26th. The event will be held at Northeast Tech – Pryor Campus from 8:00-10:30 AM.
The NEWDB and the Claremore Chamber will collaborate with industry leaders in, as well as other workforce partners including higher education, Career Tech, and the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. Jenna Morey, State Director of Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning at the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development will present an informational workshop for business and industry leaders in northeast Oklahoma. The workshop will provide business leaders with the resources and information they need to understand the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships. The workshop will also feature businesses who are currently building Registered Apprenticeships. These employers will participate in a Q&A panel so that other attendees can gain a deeper understanding of why businesses have selected Registered Apprenticeship as a solution to their workforce needs and how the process of creating a Registered Apprenticeship works. For event information please visit http://claremore.org/ .
The Registered Apprenticeship Workshop is a planned activity of the Northeast Workforce Board and key partners, as efforts are underway to initiate sector strategies in manufacturing and healthcare. The Northeast Workforce Board submitted application and was awarded the 2018 Sector Partnership Grant for Local Workforce Development Boards from the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development. This grant opportunity was a competitive selection process based on a review of all of the required elements and documentation outlined in the funding proposal.
The purpose of the Sector Partnership Grant is to support Local Workforce Boards in planning and executing two or more sector partnerships and/or sector strategies. The partnerships and strategies are employer-led and focus on healthcare and manufacturing. Additional strategies include the following:
Increased Educational Attainment
The expansion of Registered Apprenticeship programs and other work-based learning opportunities
Filling occupations on the Local Area’s and State’s Critical Occupations lists.
Additional information regarding the Sector Strategies Partnerships can be found at www.oklahomaworks.gov.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Michelle Bish, Executive Director
Northeast Workforce Development Board