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Gov. Fallin Signs Bill Changing Composition Of Workforce Development Council

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that streamlines the composition of the Governor's Council on Workforce and Economic Development.

The bill signed Monday changes the membership of the council to give representatives of the private sector and business community a majority on the council, which will still receive input from state agencies.

The council is one of the main state bodies working to implement Oklahoma Works, Fallin's initiative to help boost educational attainment in Oklahoma.

The initiative focuses on regional key economic networks that will collaborate to find solutions to local problems and obstacles. Solutions include local businesses offering internships for academic credit and partnering with local schools to develop career training.

The measure is among 20 bills Fallin signed into law Monday.


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