Bizzell Partners with Tulsa Welding School

Tulsa Job Corps Center Operated by Bizzell Partners with Tulsa Welding School and Workforce Boards to Launch Welding Training for Tulsa Youth

Tulsa, OK (May 16, 2024) – In a groundbreaking partnership aimed at fostering workforce innovation and empowering local youth through vocational training, the Tulsa Job Corps Center operated by Bizzell US (Bizzell), Tulsa Welding School (TWS), and the Green Country & Northeast Workforce Boards are excited to announce the launch of a new welding training program for Tulsa’s youth. This collaboration is a testament to the partners’ shared commitment to enhancing the skills and opportunities available to the community’s younger generations.

2024 marks a significant year as Tulsa Welding School celebrates its 75th anniversary, reflecting on its considerable impact on the Tulsa community and its nearly 40,000 graduates. The dedication of TWS to skills-based education has significantly contributed to enabling individuals to forge brighter futures. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Tulsa Job Corps Center, Tulsa Welding School, and both the Green Country & Northeast Workforce Boards, underscoring a collective commitment to workforce development and community empowerment.

Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, President & CEO, Bizzell, conveyed his excitement about the partnership: “Bizzell is excited to launch this welding training initiative at the Tulsa Job Corps Center with Tulsa Welding School and the Green Country and North East Workforce Boards. This partnership not only prepares Tulsa’s aspiring professional for promising high-demand careers, but it also strengthens our community’s economic foundation as work together to meet the workforce needs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together, we are setting a new standard for vocational career training and workforce readiness.”

This initiative represents a crucial step forward in workforce development, with the Tulsa Job Corps Center and its partners dedicated to delivering impactful benefits to the community. By combining their resources and expertise, they aim to set new standards in vocational training and community support.

For more information about the welding training program and this collaborative effort, please contact: Roxanne Chin, Senior Vice President, Workforce Innovation,

Supporting Mental Health Is the Key to Happiness and Well-being

Supporting Mental Health
Is the Key to Happiness and Well-being

Experts Gather at Job Corps Event for One-day
Deep Dive into Mental Health and Wellness

Bizzell subject matter expert is slated to speak and gather at Job Corps event with top authorities on mental health to discuss the latest findings and issues on mental wellness. William Scarbrough, Ph.D., Bizzell US Senior Vice President of Health Solutions and Data Analytics brings in May Mental Health Awareness Month by speaking about Recognizing Mental Health Concerns vs. Discipline Issues at the 2024 NJCA Mental Health Mini-Conference on May 10th at Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.

Since 2010, Bizzell has gained national recognition for its initiatives in workforce development, behavioral health, and substance use management. At Bizzell’s Job Corps Centers, a student-centered approach emphasizes holistic well-being to support education and career transitions effectively. The Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) at Bizzell serves as a pivotal resource for mental health research, offering access to a suite of behavioral health solutions, wellness counseling, and strategic resources. This center focuses on fostering robust support systems to address and ameliorate disruptive behaviors and habits that hinder success, such as smoking, substance use, and inadequate physical activity, among others. Additionally, Bizzell has developed comprehensive strategies to support mental health and combat substance dependencies, enhancing safety and wellness across educational environments. These initiatives play a crucial role in maintaining secure and healthy campus environments.

Bizzell US (Bizzell) is an SBA HUBZone-certified, minority-owned consulting, strategy, investment, and technology firm with a deep passion for the Job Corps mission and a history of providing exceptional services to the Office of Job Corps (OJC) in matters of policy, pre-enrollment, on-center student support, regional operations, and program integrity. As a data-driven and research- informed organization with deep expertise in behavioral health (substance use and mental health), Bizzell brings an informed perspective on issues that Job Corps students may face and offers strategies to address their challenges. Bizzell is committed to the Job Corps mission to “care about people and helping them gain prosperity.”

For more information, visit the 2024 NJCA Mental Health Mini-Conference. Discover more about Bizzell’s commitment to mental health awareness at

Media Contact:
Kwame Phillips, Chief of Staff, Bizzell

Bizzell Sponsors AFCEA NOVA Student IT Day

Bizzell Sponsors AFCEA NOVA Student IT Day

Bizzell is proud to support the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Northern Virginia (NOVA) Student Information Technology (IT) Day, underscoring our commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. In collaboration with key partners like the Space Systems Command’s Innovation Hub COSMIC, Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VTARC), IMMERSED, and the AFCEA NOVA Educational Foundation, we’re helping shape the next generation of STEM leaders.
The event engaged 40 talented students from John Lewis High School and Hampton Middle School in robotics theory through workshops and interactive sessions, promoting teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving.

Our support for AFCEA NOVA Student IT Day aligns with our mission to enhance public health strengthening, empower youth and women, drive economic growth, and advance technological innovation in our nation and around the world.

Bizzell’s commitment extends beyond this event, through our management of four Department of Labor Job Corps Centers and the implementation of Matchplicity, a job-matching platform that prepares students for the workforce. Additionally, our international youth empowerment accelerators and comprehensive internship and mentorship programs reflect our holistic approach to education, blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

Stay connected for updates on Bizzell’s initiatives and partnerships that continue to impact STEM education and beyond.

Innovative Solutions for Building Economic Inclusion: Bizzell’s Entrepreneurial Initiatives

Innovative Solutions for Building Economic Inclusion: Bizzell’s Entrepreneurial Initiatives

By Editorial Staff

Global progress, economic inclusion, and entrepreneurship are catalysts that drive transformative change. When not only used as a buzzword, economic inclusion embodies the belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to fuel advancement. Economic inclusion is not only ethical but also can provide a source of inspiration when applied in communities. Paired with entrepreneurship, this combination can become a key to sustainable development, which can inspire anyone to contribute to society.

One of the profound ways economic inclusion and entrepreneurship intersect is by dismantling barriers to economic entry points. For aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, accessing traditional avenues of business support will have many challenges. Economic inclusion initiatives strive to level the playing field, ensuring that underrepresented entrepreneurs receive the mentorship, resources, and capital necessary for their ventures to thrive. This enhances individual economic standing and contributes to the diversification and enrichment of the broader business landscape.

Innovative solutions to economic inclusion involve creative approaches and strategies to foster equal opportunities and promote financial participation for individuals who may not otherwise have an entry point into business. Some of these include digital financial inclusion, blockchain for financial identity security, and the creation of new microfinance models. Leveraging digital technologies such as mobile banking, using blockchain to secure digital identities, and using microfinance models to provide funding for entrepreneurs solidifies access to both security and capital. Community investment platforms, social impact bonds, skill development catalysts, and partnerships with social enterprises can all also positively impact budding entrepreneurs, providing community support and opportunities for skill building, coupled with financial and social capital to bring ideas to life. Cross-industry collaboration is another strategy to promote increased inclusion as entrepreneurs across sectors can share knowledge, networks, and resources.

Unfortunately, despite all the innovative ideas outlined, we are still far from strategically rolling out these solutions nationwide. Implementing these strategies requires collaboration between governments, financial institutions, technology companies, and social organizations to create a more inclusive and equitable economic landscape.

At Bizzell, our corporate programs focus on providing efficient and effective youth empowerment and economic development solutions that improve overall quality of life. Using participatory approaches, we leverage our team’s combined experiences to develop both our Job Corps program and Small Bizzness Accelerator. Job Corps is a renowned organization dedicated to providing education and vocational training opportunities to young adults across the United States. Our mission is to empower youth and emerging adults with the skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers. This program continues to connect us to the vision and foundation of Bizzell, committed to building healthy, secure, connected, and sustainable communities across our nation and around the world. The Bizzell Small Bizzness Accelerator aims to foster entrepreneurship and economic development by supporting startups with planning, guidance, and resources.

In the dynamic and intricate terrain of the business landscape, aspiring entrepreneurs face multifaceted challenges. Navigating these complexities requires not only vision, and determination, but strategic guidance and insights. In today’s interconnected world, inclusion is recognized as a moral imperative and a strategic advantage for any enterprising organization. We stand at the forefront of this with global initiatives such as the XcelHERate challenge. This program, launched in 2024, supports young women entrepreneurs aged 18-35 years with existing businesses that demonstrate resilience. This program benefits any women-led businesses that offer unique, scalable products or services with a positive social impact on the community. The challenge winner will gain access to the SNDBX workspace and its community of over 35 entrepreneurs from various fields, facilitating potential collaborations and partnerships to scale their businesses and explore new markets.

At Bizzell, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of economic inclusion and encourage entrepreneurs, both budding and established to continue to move the needle in our national and global economies.