Workforce Solutions ramps up outreach with positions

5/17/21 (Michael Hutchins, Herald Democrat)

Jumping into the workforce can be hard for students and young adults. Through the help of two new outreach specialists, Workforce Solutions Texoma is working on a new way to help educate students about locally-available jobs and what they need to do to pursue them.

The new program comes as the workforce office wishes to focus on recruiting for high-demand industries and training programs for these career paths. In previous years, other resources focused on these areas, but they have since ceased.

“We are going to hire two people who will be assigned to the local high schools and middle schools in our region,” WST Executive Director Janie Bates said. “Their job is to go into the schools, meet with the kids and to talk with them about careers and talk to them about what education is required for those careers.”

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