Welcome to the South Central Oklahoma Workforce Board


South Central Oklahoma Workforce Board Mission Statement

Our Mission

To enhance the area’s prosperity by helping people and businesses with their workforce needs. 

What is the South Central Oklahoma Workforce  Board?

Who Are We

The South Central Oklahoma Workforce  Board (SCOWB) is comprised of leaders in business, the labor community, public education and employment organizations representing Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, McClain, Stephens and Tillman counties in South Central Oklahoma.

The Board is charged with the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 whose purpose is to "help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy." 

What Do We Do?

What We Do

The South Central Okahoma Workforce Board provides guidance in budgeting, planning and policy for One-Stop Centers and Service Providers.

Through the SCOWB Youth Committee the board recommends youth-related initiatives for the area.

SCOWB selects operators and providers for One-Stop Centers, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Service Providers and Youth Activities.

The Board coordinates with economic development agencies and develops other employer linkages.

We promote participation of businesses in the workforce investment system and assist them with their hiring needs.

We focus on business leaders as one of our primary customers, along with jobseekers and the communities as a whole. Our work is critical to economic development. A community without a skilled labor force is one that is not going to be competitive.  That is why we need the involvement of individuals within industry sectors that are key to the continued economic growth of South Central Oklahoma.

SCOWB is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This website was financed in whole or in part by funds from the United States Department of Labor as administered by the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development Telephone relay service in Oklahoma is available by dialing 711 or 800-722-0353.