Rogers County is currently experiencing lower than average unemployment. With a rate of just 2.7 percent, several high-wage positions in manufacturing, education and healthcare sectors remain unfilled.
To aid in staffing in-demand occupations, The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority, in conjunction with the City of Claremore and Rogers County, announced a new workforce training initiative. Through this program, Rogers County residents can apply for a training scholarship, allowing them to complete an approved technical program at no cost.
Courses offered include:
· Child Development Associate Training
· Class A (CDL)
· Additional training certificates include, but are not limited to CPR/First Aid, OSHA 10 and 30, etc.
More than $150,000 will be distributed to program applicants and remain open until reserves are exhausted. Rogers County residents who meet the low-to-moderate income guidelines established by HUD have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic will be given priority acceptance. However, any interested Rogers County resident is encouraged to apply. Eligibility details, scholarship applications and additional information are available on claremore.com and growclaremore.com.
“Removing barriers to employment and enabling residents to secure high-quality careers is of utmost importance,” said Claremore City Manager John Feary. “I applaud the workforce development team at CIEDA and our Community Development Office for their innovative solution to talent cultivation across our community.”
The City of Claremore and Rogers County have each dedicated a portion of the remaining Community Development Block Grant from the COVID-19 pandemic to support this initiative.
“We hope this program opens doors for those hesitant to attend technical training due to cost or time constraints,” said Commissioner Ron Burrows, Rogers County District 3. “I am confident through this effort we will see additional talent filling the vital and in-demand positions across major sectors in Rogers County.”
For more information or to complete an application, visit www.growclaremore.com/rocoworks.