Training & Programs
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING AND SERVICES
TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY PROGRAM (TIP)
Oklahoma’s Training for Industry Program (TIP) provides new and expanding companies with customized start-up training to ensure a productive workforce to compete in today’s global market and to maintain a competitive advantage in the future. TIP is an economic development incentive and is consistently ranked as one of the top training programs in the nation. Southwest Technology Center (SWTC), Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) and representatives from your company will assess the competencies needed in each job category and design the training program accordingly. A statement of understanding will be developed outlining responsibilities, areas and length of training, number of employees to be trained, and any special requirements. TIP is provided at no cost to qualifying companies.
A major component of TIP is the assessment process of potential employees The SWTC Assessment Center provides aptitude information for potential employees that assess several different areas of aptitude. Those aptitudes can then be compared to specific job tasks as defined in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Another assessment measures general educational development.
Another unique aspect of the TIP program is Pre-Employment Training. Potential employees selected as a result of the job application, interview, and assessment can participate in Pre-Employment Training. The potential employee voluntarily enrolls in a class of instruction to improve their skill to qualify for a job in industry. The individual will not be paid while in training. Trainees are not obligated to accept work with the company nor are they assured of being offered employment upon successful completion of the training program.
Individuals selected for employment will receive additional customized training through Pre-Production Training. Job specific training is designed to train new employees in the process used and on the equipment needed for a particular company operation. The length of training will vary based upon specific job tasks.
EXISTING INDUSTRY INTI1ATIVE TRAINING
Existing Industry Initiative Training provides customized upgrade training for existing employees in qualifying business sectors. Existing Industry training is provided at little or no cost to businesses.
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TRAINING
Business and Industry Specific Training provides upgrade training for existing employees in businesses of all kinds and sizes. BIS training is provided at little or no cost to businesses.
SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING
Safety and Health Training provides workplace safety training for all Sizes and types of businesses. It is proven and effective, workers’ compensation incident rates have dropped each year since 1994. It is provided at little or no cost to businesses.
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