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February 26, 2009. Keytrain® Conference Oklahoma City, OK. Oklahoma High Schools. South Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board Involvement Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments Involvement Results Assistance To Area Youth.

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oklahoma high schools
Oklahoma High Schools
  • South Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board Involvement
  • Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments Involvement
  • Results
  • Assistance To Area Youth
south central oklahoma workforce investment board scowib
South Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board (SCOWIB)
  • Spring 2005
    • SCOWIB, Area Technology Centers, Area Workforce Center partners– OESC and WIA met and decided to participate in the state-sponsored Regional Career Readiness Certificate Pilot Project
    • WorkKeys ® and KeyTrain® available and encouraged in the area’s 3 Workforce Oklahoma Centers, 1 satellite center, and 5 area technology centers.
slide4

June 2005

    • SCOWIB articulated support of WorkKeys® and Oklahoma Career Ready Certificates™ (CRC) in the South Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Area’s Strategic Plan
    • SCOWIB required WIA service providers to obtain CRC and be able to administer WorkKeys® and KeyTrain®
    • OESC & Tech Centers also administer WorkKeys® and KeyTrain®
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May 2006

    • Chickasha Public Schools implemented WorkKeys® Assessment for seniors
  • June 2006
    • WorkKeys® incorporated into the area’s Integrated Workforce Services Plans
  • February 2007
    • South Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Area Youth Symposium focused on WorkKeys®, Oklahoma Career Ready Certificates™, and KeyTrain ®
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Summer 2007

    • SCOWIB, ASCOG, and Lawton Public Schools collaboratively created a Career Explorations curriculum incorporating KeyTrain®, WorkKeys®, the Oklahoma Career Readiness Certificate™, and OKCIS
  • August 2007
    • Career Explorations curriculum piloted in two local area high schools
    • WIA Youth Program Contractors implement KeyTrain® as a tutoring tool for youth preparing for the GED exam and youth requiring a basic skills upgrade
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Fall 2007

    • WorkKeys® assessment administered to 284 area high school students
  • Spring 2008
    • The WorkKeys® assessment administered to 280 area high school students
  • Fall 2008
    • The WorkKeys® assessment administered to 301 area high school students
    • KeyTrain® Career Skills was validated as an effective service tool for South Central WIA Youth Program*
association of south central oklahoma governments ascog
Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG)
  • KeyTrain®
    • Identify and promote opportunities for high school students to use KeyTrain® through the Career Explorations class and through the ASCOG WIA Youth Program*
      • KeyTrain® Hard Skills – Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information
      • KeyTrain ® Career Skills - Business Etiquette, Communication Skills, The Job Search, Workplace Effectiveness, and Work Habits
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WorkKeys®

    • Market WorkKeys® to local high school*
    • Present the benefits of WorkKeys® to high school students*
    • Order assessment materials for high schools*
    • Facilitate testing for high schools*
    • Send assessments to Oklahoma Department of Commerce for scoring and CRC
    • Promote WorkKeys® with local businesses*
    • Encourage local business job profiles*
    • Promote KeyTrain® as our source upgrading skills for CRC or general skills upgrade
assistance to area youth
Assistance to Area Youth
  • KeyTrain®
    • Assisted 200+ High School Students in developing highly sought soft skills
    • Assisted 15+ Out of School Youth with GED Exam Preparation
    • Assisted 50+ In School Youth upgrade basic skills at least one grade level