oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

State of Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
In partnership with the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council

Public Hearing

State Plan for TITLE I Vocational Rehabilitation Services and TITLE VI Supported Employment Services

Public Hearing with DRS logo and a gavel
The Department of Rehabilitation Services will hold public hearings to receive comments on proposed amendments and updates to the Department’s State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Title I) and Supported Employment Services (Title VI).

Copies of the proposed State Plan will be available April 17, 2014 and may be obtained from Melinda Fruendt, Department of Rehabilitation Services, 3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500, Oklahoma City, OK, 73112 or by e-mail MFruendt@okdrs.gov or by calling Toll free 1-800-845-8476.

Check out the Workforce Oklahoma Partnership Conference Information

Race car on a track with Success: System Driven

On May 7, 2014, more than 400 Workforce Partners from across Oklahoma will come together for this three day conference to learn, share best practices and network. Attendees will have access to instructional presentations and useful materials to help them continue to build the future of Workforce Oklahoma! Learn how Oklahoma System Partners are promoting a statewide vision to connect education and training systems with the needs of Oklahoma’s economy; aligning and using state data to help determine skills gaps, workforce issues and trends; supporting and expanding partnerships to better connect education and training providers to the needs of business; and modifying the use of resources and incentives to support integrated vision. Plan now to attend and learn how YOU can be an active participant in this system.

Our conference location this year will be the Downtown Sheraton, One North Broadway, Oklahoma City, located near the world famous Bricktown.

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Retired School for the Deaf Principal appointed to DRS Commission for Rehabilitation Services Portrait of Jack Tucker

Portrait of Jack Tucker

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jack Tucker, a retired principal with 40 years’ experience at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, was appointed to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services, the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

The School for the Deaf, headquartered in Sulphur, is a division of DRS.

Tucker was appointed by Brian Bingman (R – District 12), president pro tempore of the state Senate.

“I am excited to get back to work with a lot of my friends and colleagues because working together is the key,” Commissioner Tucker said. “I’m grateful to Pro-Tempore Bingman and other people within state government who have faith that I can do the job that needs to be done.”

Tucker, who is blind in one eye, was a client of DRS’s vocational rehabilitation program, which assisted with college tuition and books.

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