Description

The POWER Program is an employment training program specifically for adults of disadvantaged families or those under 18 years of age with at least one child in the home. POWER, Personal Options With Employment Results, is a 35 hour a week program offering financial assistance with tuition, school supplies, clothing, transportation, utilities, and other day to day expenses that could become a barrier to completing an education plan. POWER also assists in obtaining driver’s license and high school diploma equivalent. This program is federal and state grant funded governed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma Department of Career Tech. POWER assists students with Career Tech  enrollment, completion, and career placement. The ultimate goal of POWER is to help its students complete their education and become gainfully employed.

Application Process

All students of POWER must first apply through DHS within their county.  DHS will complete the application process and make a referral for testing and POWER

Employment Opportunities

POWER has an abundance of employment opportunities. POWER supports all workforce certifications from SWTC that leads to immediate employment. Those not interested in long term training may chose short term training and job readiness/search – a quick and easy way to gain employability skills and obtain full time employment.

Scheduling Information

DHS will schedule all referrals. Testing is by appointment and new clients start each Monday.

Contact Information

Sarah Biddy, Program Coordinator

(580) 480-4748

sbiddy@swtech.edu