EmPower Enrollment Information

Fast-Track Training

Eligibility Requirements

Potential students must have a high school diploma or GED and must score at least a 6th grade reading level on the advanced version of the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education).

EmPower is an employment training program designed to meet the needs of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF recipients). EmPower is designed to provide comprehensive, short term training to enable clients quick entry into the workforce, including a six-month follow-up/mentoring plan to promote retention. Participants who attend this 35 hours per week program receive training in areas such as MS Office and other computer applications, English, medical terminology, customer service, and job readiness.

This 9-week certificate program is an instructor-led, corporate-style training focused on providing technology skills and secrets of workplace success.  The EmPower Fast-Track training room is a safe and supportive setting.  It also functions as if it were a business environment so students can encounter real-world examples of everything from computer projects to assertive communication.  They can also practice the skills and values employers prize in employees.  Students are empowered to succeed as the staff models, mentors, and conducts lessons about "hidden rules of work."  Whether studying computers or ordering lunch, we help students focus on professional thinking and demeanor.  We endeavor to improve the student's self-respect, confidence, and vision of their future.  We strive to offer paths to student success and self-sufficiency.

Point of Contact

Bob Davis, Training & Development                      bdavis@rose.edu
Sherry Alexander, Training & Development          salexander@rose.edu

 (405) 736-0358
Fax      (405) 736-0356

EmPower College

Eligibility Requirements

Students in the program must be eligible for admission, have a high school diploma or GED, and take a COMPASS or ACT test for placement in their coursework. Caseworkers may consider scores on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test when determing if a student will be successful in this program. TANF recipients are given the TABE test during their application and orientation at OKDHS for TANF benefits. Students who need to take a number of remedial classes (non-credit) to prepare for college level work are discouraged from participating in this program. EmPower college students must choose a degree or college credit certificate program which is likely to lead to employment upon graduation.  To see if you qualify visit http://www.okdhs.org

EmPower has a college credit option available to all qualified students who are referred by their caseworker at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Students may pursue an Associate Degree or college certificate while receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). All EmPower college students must participate in college classes, structured and supervised homework labs, and other academic enrichment activities totaling 35 hours per week.

Point of Contact
(405) 736-0358

Rose State College Links

Admissions  http://www.rose.edu/admissions
Financial-Aid   http://www.rose.edu/financial-aid
Student Success  http://www.rose.edu/student-success-center
Student Support  http://www.rose.edu/student-support-services
Tutoring  http://www.rose.edu/tutoring-services
LRC  http://www.rose.edu/learning-resources-center
Math Lab  http://www.rose.edu/math-lab
Writing Lab  http://www.rose.edu/writing-center
Testing Center  http://www.rose.edu/testing-center

Job Search

When students complete fast track training or college coursework they begin EmPower Job Search. During training and the job search orientation, they receive comprehensive instruction in the development of a quality resume and successful interviewing techniques. Students are taught to develop resumes that are adaptable to different industries and to various hiring managers. EmPower students are prepared for interviews by the job coach before they meet with an employer's human resource professional.  Job search is often combined with participation at an internship site, in order for the student to gain current experience as they seek employment. EmPower has over 80% job placement!

Useful Employment Websites

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission   http://servicelink.oesc.state.ok.us/ada/
Indeed Job Search  http://www.indeed.com/find-jobs.jsp?state=Oklahoma
State of Oklahoma Jobs   http://www.ok.gov/opm/State_Jobs/index.html
Oklahoma Classified Job Ads  http://newsok.com/marketplace/jobsok/
Craigslist Jobs  http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/

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