Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

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OSHBA collaborates on job training program

 
Posted on November 5, 2014 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

OSHBA has partnered with an Oklahoma City-based non-profit organization to support a $10 million grant for workforce development.

OSHBA has partnered with a non-profit agency on a work training program.
OSHBA has partnered with a non-profit agency
on a work training program.

The non-profit It's My Community Initiative recently was awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help long-term unemployed Oklahomans get job and career training through the Work Ready Oklahoma program.

OSHBA is one of 10 Work Ready Oklahoma employer partners. Program partners include government agencies, other non-profits, education and job-training providers, businesses and industry associations.

The federal grant is for four years. It is part of the Labor Department's Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support collaborations to connect ready-to-work Americans with available jobs.

The grant and the statewide Work Ready Oklahoma program were profiled by the Journal Record newspaper in an article published October 27.

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