In today’s rapidly evolving job market, states are seeking innovative strategies to address the growing demand for a skilled workforce. In this regard, Oklahoma has taken commendable steps by introducing the Oklahoma Works initiative and the Workforce Development Program (WEX). These programs are designed to bridge the skills gap, connect job seekers with employers, and foster economic growth. Boiling Point Media has partnered with Oklahoma’s Workforce, welcoming those in the WEX program.
Why Boiling Point Media Partners with WEX
Boiling Point Media proudly announces our partnership with Oklahoma Works and the Workforce Development Program. WEX allows Boiling Point Media state funding for on-the-job training and gives individuals the skills they need to grow. Sheyenne Cannon, a VFX Artist and Graphic Designer at Boiling Point, is part of the WEX Program. After spending a few months as an intern, Sheyenne was needed for an illustration piece and proved herself more than capable. “It was cool that we were able to get her within just a few short months doing a really significant project, going out to clients,” said Ryan Bellgardt, Creative Director and Partner. “Something I never really expected in the early days of Boiling Point Media was that it would grow to a state where we were able to provide people with jobs that were what they considered their dream jobs.” Boiling Point Media utilizes the WEX program as a way to continue to guarantee jobs in an industry that is heavily contract based. See more in our video below.
Benefits and Impact
The Oklahoma Works initiative and the Workforce Development Program have had a significant impact on Oklahoma’s workforce ecosystem. Firstly, these programs have created a more efficient and streamlined system, where job seekers can access multiple resources and services through a single platform. This eliminates confusion and simplifies the job search process, benefiting both individuals and employers. Secondly, by aligning training programs with industry demands, Oklahoma Works has effectively reduced the skills gap in the state. Job seekers are now better equipped to meet the evolving needs of employers, leading to higher employment rates and increased economic productivity. Lastly, the Workforce Development Program has empowered individuals by providing hands-on experience.
What is Oklahoma Works?
Oklahoma Works is a comprehensive workforce development system that brings together various partners, including state agencies, educational institutions, and employers. Its primary goal is to bridge the skills gap by aligning education and training programs with the needs of employers. By fostering collaboration between these stakeholders, Oklahoma Works aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and credentials to secure quality employment opportunities. Through a range of initiatives and services, Oklahoma Works assists job seekers in finding suitable career pathways while enabling employers to access a pool of qualified candidates.
What is the Workforce Development Program (WEX)?
One of the key components of the Oklahoma Works initiative is the Workforce Development Program, commonly known as WEX. This program focuses on empowering individuals by providing them with valuable work experience, skill development, and mentorship opportunities. WEX serves as a bridge between education and employment, offering internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training to eligible participants. By engaging with local businesses, WEX ensures that the training programs align with the demands of the labor market, enhancing the employability of participants.
Why Be A Part of WEX?
The Oklahoma Works initiative and the Workforce Development Program are instrumental in empowering Oklahoma’s workforce. By investing in programs like Oklahoma Works and the Workforce Development Program, states can lay the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable future, where individuals thrive, businesses flourish, and communities prosper. The success of Oklahoma’s initiatives serves as a testament to the transformative power of strategic partnerships, effective training, and a commitment to lifelong learning. With continued support and dedication, these programs have the potential to shape a workforce that is ready to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities of the ever-changing job market, ensuring a brighter future for all.
Through the Workforce Development Program, individuals gain valuable work experience, skill development, and mentorship, enhancing their employability and opening doors to quality employment opportunities. The impact of these initiatives is far-reaching, benefiting not only individuals but also businesses and the overall state economy. With a comprehensive approach to workforce development, Oklahoma is setting an example for other states, demonstrating the power of collaboration and innovation in building a strong and resilient workforce.
Boiling Point Media Film Studio & Marketing Agency
Boiling Point Media is a full service marketing agency & film studio located in the heart of Oklahoma City and very proud to be partnered with WEX. We provide all mediums used in the marketing process like email marketing, social media marketing, SEO, and programmatic advertising as well as filmmaking services such as filming, post production, and VFX. We would love for you to chat with us online, or give us a call to discuss how we can help you get a head start on your career, through WEX.