Colleges and Programs
OKCollegeStart – High school planning? College planning? Career planning? This website will help you start your plan for college, chart your course through college, find material for training and development…help is available with guiding tools and methodologies on this website.
Oklahoma CareerTech, Students – A variety of services and educational opportunities for Oklahomans ranging in age from sixth-grade to senior citizens can be found on this webpage of the state’s Career and Technology Education System. Super list of resources for educators also.
Oklahoma’s Promise – This organization provides the opportunity for 8th-10th grade students from families with limited income to earn a college tuition scholarship.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, Oklahoma – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
Oklahoma College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, various options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
Most Affordable Colleges in Oklahoma – If you are concerned about transfer credit to an Oklahoma institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Teacher Certification Degrees, Oklahoma – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Oklahoma, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.
Healthcare Pathways, Oklahoma – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Oklahoma relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
Job Seekers and Career
Oklahoma Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.
Teach Oklahoma, Jobs – Early childhood, coaches, special education, school counselor…there are many jobs in the education realm posted here for those individuals either looking for their first job opportunity as a teacher or seeking to make a change in their current job situation.
Oklahoma Works – Here is an organization that works to align resources, education, training and job opportunities in the state. You will find helpful information for the job seeker and employer here.
iHireConstruction, Oklahoma – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Oklahoma? Look no further than this search tool.
Oklahoma Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Oklahoma by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Jobs – This resource link provides a lengthy jobs list and represents openings in the nonprofit sector across the state.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission – Business resources, job seekers, labor market information and more useful links and materials can be found on this website to meet your own specific career ambition and needs as well as enhance Oklahoma’s economy.
Leadership and Development
Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) – Providing innovation through authentic integration of technology to transform teaching and learning in the state is this organization’s mission. Whether you are an instructional technologist, assistive device therapist, content education teacher or educational counselor, you may want to review this website as its events and resources are of good integrity toward the charge of technology integration into teaching and learning.
ONEAL, Oklahoma’s New and Emerging Arts Leaders – Here is a free statewide network for art leaders age 35 and younger or those with less than five years of experience in the arts administration or the business of the arts. It’s easy to get involved and members include gallery owners, educators, college students, community volunteers, and more. The new and emerging arts leaders are offered a mentorship program which will connect them with a seasoned arts leader for regular guidance.
Oklahoma Community Theatre Association (OCTA) – With the mission of promoting excellence in community theatre, this organization has many goals all focused on the betterment of the arts for education, community and culture.
Oklahoma Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Oklahoma Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Oklahoma is what you need, look here!
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits – This organization seeks to equip and strengthen the Oklahoma nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, network and awards.
Oklahoma Music Education Association – The missions are multifaceted so see if you fit into one of the worthy aspects of this association: provide professional development for pre-service and in-service music teachers, ensure every K-12 student receives a high quality experience from a certified music education, create better awareness of the value of music education, and recognize outstanding student musicians in the state.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Oklahoma Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
Oklahoma Commerce, Doing Business –No doubt maneuvering through the startup process can be overwhelming. This office has gathered resources from across the state to help guide your business idea from inception to implementation.
How to Start a Business in Oklahoma – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Starting Your Business in Oklahoma – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Oklahoma business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
Oklahoma Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
Oklahoma Steps to Start – The Oklahoma Secretary of State provides a few simple steps to help complete the business registration process.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Veterans Services – Here, veterans serving veterans offer transitioning service members with the proper resources and services to succeed in the workforce. Protection of employment rights, maximizing opportunities and meeting the labor market demands with qualified veteran employees is the mission.
Oklahoma Works, Apprenticeships for Veterans – A lot of helpful information and links for veterans relative to apprenticeships whether you are transitioning out of active duty or looking for a career change. Great opportunity to learn skills in high-wage and in-demand industries.
Career Tech, Military Resources – The Oklahoma Dept. of Career and Technology Education offers many services to transitioning military members. Assistance with benefits, certification, discharge, education, hiring events and more for our nation’s heroes so deserving.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Student Veterans – If you are a military member taking classes at one of Oklahoma’s colleges or universities, you are encouraged to take full advantage of your educational benefits. This webpage shares links to assist you in getting the information, financial assistance and guidance you need.
Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs - Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion – Oklahoma – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.