Workforce 2000 Program
An investment in people that provides a return on investment for Oklahoma
Coordinator, Diana Patterson-Smith, 580-562-4632
Students referred by DHS will have an opportunity to enroll in full-time, short-term, niche market or individualized skills training and receive employment services.
Transition from Public Assistance to Self-Sufficiency
Workforce 2000 is a joint effort between Western Technology Center (WTC) and the Department of Human Services (DHS). The project receives federal and state funding. DHS refers eligible clients who:
May be in education loan default
Interested in a non-traditional career path
Want technical skills training
Job ready but need additional skills to upgrade their current employment
Placement into training may include basic skills classes, WTC full-time training programs or short-term adult classes. Some clients combine training with their current employment.
The primary goal of Workforce 2000 is to empower clients with the opportunity to receive functional education, high school equivalency, training, social skill development and interest evaluation in order to prepare them for stable and financially secure employment. Long term employment will allow them to break free from the welfare system and become valuable resources within the community.