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Upward Mobility

Discover career exploration, financial literacy, business support, and more. You've got this!

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Location: Norman Central

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 9:00 am

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English Language Learners: ESL...

Location: Moore

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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American Sign Language Beginning...

Location: Shawnee

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Norman Central

Date: April 19, 2024

Time: 9:30 am

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Land That Job: Drop-In Resume Help

Location: Norman West

Date: April 22, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Norman Central

Date: April 22, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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Manage Your Money: Reviewing...

Location: Virtual

Date: April 23, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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ESL Classes

Location: Shawnee

Date: April 23, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm

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English Language Learners: ESL...

Location: Moore

Date: April 23, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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Land That Job: Drop-In Resume Help

Location: Norman East

Date: April 24, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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My Future Career: Feed Your Brain

Location: Tecumseh

Date: April 24, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm

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English Language Learners: ESL...

Location: Moore

Date: April 25, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: April 25, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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American Sign Language Beginning...

Location: Shawnee

Date: April 25, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Norman Central

Date: April 26, 2024

Time: 9:30 am

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Land That Job: Drop-In Resume Help

Location: Norman West

Date: April 29, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Norman Central

Date: April 29, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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Manage Your Money: Financial Apps

Location: Virtual

Date: April 30, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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ESL Classes

Location: Shawnee

Date: April 30, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm

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English Language Learners: ESL...

Location: Moore

Date: April 30, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

Location: Shawnee

Date: May 1, 2024

Time: 9:00 am

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Land That Job: Drop-In Resume Help

Location: Norman East

Date: May 1, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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Mange Your Money: Basics in...

Location: Shawnee

Date: May 1, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners: ESL...

Location: Moore

Date: May 2, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: May 2, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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American Sign Language Beginning...

Location: Shawnee

Date: May 2, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Norman Central

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 9:30 am

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Land That Job: Drop-In Resume Help

Location: Shawnee

Date: May 6, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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English Language Learners

Location: Norman Central

Date: May 6, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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As a trusted and embedded community partner, Pioneer Library System has a history of supporting workforce development through job search assistance, business support, online high school scholarships, and skills-building resources. With a concentration on upward mobility, PLS builds upon traditional workforce development efforts by equipping people in our communities with the skills and knowledge needed to not only become gainfully employed, but to also advance and thrive in modern society. In doing so, we are expanding our upward mobility efforts to engage community members of all ages, from childhood through adulthood.

In addition to providing equitable workforce services and resources, PLS strengthens workforce development by supporting the cultivation of the critical skills needed to enhance individuals’ career opportunities and pursuits. Exposure to a diverse array of potential careers through career exploration enables community members of all ages to discover local career opportunities that align with their own interests, strengths, and values to create clearer, more attainable goals for their future. Given that 99% of businesses in Oklahoma are small businesses, many of these goals involve entrepreneurship and business support in navigating how to successfully start and maintain one’s own business. In addition to expanding career pathways, PLS also supports the development of the financial literacy skills needed to effectively manage money and create a stable foundation throughout one’s life.

PLS boosts our community’s upward mobility by empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently grow and maintain a more secure future. In doing so, PLS promotes the overall economic development and stability of our collective communities.

 

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