POLICY, RESEARCH & BEST PRACTICES

TULSA MSA WORKFORCE BRIEFING

Click to view the Tulsa MSA Workforce Briefing created by the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.


WORKFORCE TULSA LOCAL PLAN

The Workforce Tulsa Local Plan is subject to a two-year plan modification and updates subject to a 30-day review. Please click to view the Executive Summary, and please click to view the Workforce Tulsa Local Plan. Please submit comments to Rachel Hutchings at rhutchings@workforcetulsa.com by 12:00pm on Monday, October 7, 2019.


NORTHEAST REGIONAL PLAN

The Northeast Regional Plan is subject to a two-year plan modification and updates subject to a 30-day review. Please click to view the updated plan. Please submit comments to Rachel Hutchings at rhutchings@workforcetulsa.com by 8:00 am on Monday, November 11, 2019.


TULSA REGIONAL WORKFORCE INITIATIVE

The Tulsa Regional Chamber and several community partners have concluded an unprecedented 24-week initiative to gauge the state of the Tulsa area’s workforce and are now working to draft a regional plan for workforce development aimed at improving job training opportunities for residents and keeping the area’s economy competitive.

Linked with the region’s ongoing visioning effort for improving life and business in northeast Oklahoma, this Workforce Analysis Project aims to address increasing competition from other metropolitan regions and find ways to fill workforce talent gaps that have left local high-paying jobs unfilled.

Click to view a one-sheet summary. For more information, visit the Workforce Analysis Project page.


LABOR MARKET PROSPECTS IN TULSA: AN ANALYSIS OF RECENT TRENDS

Thanks to Christopher T. King and Brendan Hill of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and our partners at Community Action Project Tulsa for allowing us to share their "Labor Market Prospects in Tulsa: An Analysis of Recent Trends."


TULSA AREA ECOSYSTEMS

The Workforce Tulsa EcoSystems report illustrates the occupations that are critical to the area's economic growth.


WORKFORCE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act is a bipartisan, bicameral legislation that was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. It replaces the Workforce Investment Act, thereby changing the workforce system to better prepare workers for the 21st-century workforce and ensuring businesses find the skilled employees they need to compete and create jobs in America.

Highlights of the WIOA follow. The WIOA

  • Streamlines the workforce development program.
  • Applies a single set of outcome metrics to every federal workforce program under the Act.
  • Creates smaller, nimbler, but still employer-driven and more strategic state and local workforce development boards.
  • Supports access to real-world education and workforce development opportunities through
    • On-the-job, incumbent worker (existing employees), and customized training;
    • New opportunities to utilize prior learning assessments;
    • Requirements for implementation of industry or sector partnerships and career pathway strategies; and,
    • Pay-for-performance contracts.
  • Ensures individuals with disabilities have the skills necessary to be successful in businesses that provide competitive, integrated employment.
  • Focuses youth program services on out-of-school youth, high school dropout recovery efforts, and attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials.
  • Strengthens the connection between adult education, postsecondary education, and the workforce.
  • Improves services to English language learners.

For more information, view


WORKFORCE RELATED INITIATIVES REPORT FOR THE OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ONGOING DATA COLLECTION IN RELATION TO JUVENILE JUSTICE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF RESEARCH AND EVALUATION FINDINGS

View the Workforce Related Initiatives Report.


IMPACT TULSA

Utilizing nationally recognized best practices, ImpactTulsa is bringing all critical partners to the table. These partners are sharing accountability, measuring what matters, identifying what’s working, and helping to align community and education resources to scale best practices. Their goal is to provide a pathway where all students are guaranteed a high-quality education. Workforce Tulsa is proud to be a partner in this project.


OCCUPATIONS THAT ARE IN DEMAND

Workforce Tulsa utilizes data from various sources as well as the knowledge and expertise of our business-led board to determine what occupations are in demand in the Tulsa area. Click to view the In-Demand Occupation List.


CLASP "INVESTING IN BOYS AND YOUNG MEN OF COLOR: THE PROMISE AND OPPORTUNITY

CLASP develops and advocates for federal, state, and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work.  Their mission is to improve the lives of low-income people.

Click to read the brief focusing on employment in boys and young men of color.


WORKFORCE TULSA BOARD BYLAWS

Click to view the Workforce Tulsa Board Bylaws.


WORKFORCE TULSA POLICIES


2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Click to view the 2019 Legislative Agenda. For more information, contact Shelley Cadamy at 918.549.5159 or scadamy@workforcetulsa.com


OKLAHOMA JUSTICE REFORM TASK FORCE FINAL REPORT

View the Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force final report.


INCREASING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks to the University of Tulsa Law School Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic for their work on this solutions-based report, "Increasing Job Opportunities, Improving the Economy, INVESTING IN OKLAHOMA."


WORKFORCE SYSTEM ONE-STOP OPERATOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
View here the Request for Proposal for a consultant to assist with the procurement of a One Stop Operator for the Green Country Workforce Development Board Area.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION - REGIONAL PLAN FOR NORTHEAST WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REGION:

View here the Request for Quote for developing the Regional Plan for Oklahoma’s Northeast Workforce Development Region.