The mission of Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc. (OIC) is to inspire and motivate adult learners through Academic and Career Education.
At OIC, it’s all about LIVES:
The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc. (OIC) is a solvent, growing organization with a committed board, volunteer corps, and staff that has an established partnership with businesses, governmental agencies, and other non-profit and educational institutions. Businesses represented on the board give generously in support of the agency. Skills training and education classes are enhanced, where students participate in internships and receive scholarships to institutes of higher education. The facility is conducive to learning and handicapped accessible.
Any person age 16 years old or above is eligible for agency programs. Courses may be offered at no or low cost to the individual and/or business and industry. The only student-paid cost associated with training is a $25.00 processing fee prior to orientation.
The short-term computer training courses are assessed on a different scale, depending upon training topic. Interested students should contact OIC directly to determine cost for training.
For students referred by the Department of Human Services for Literacy classes, the fee cost is covered under the grant.
One-to-one tutored reading program has no cost.
Services are provided to citizens residing throughout Oklahoma County and surrounding areas.
Monies are received from the state, federal, and-or local government entities, as well as private donations from business, industry, and individuals. The agency continues to apply for foundation and grant funds dedicated to nonprofit educational fulfillment.
A summary of private supporters and board-represented companies includes the following:
- Mustang Fuel
- O.G.&E+ Services
- Oklahoma Natural Gas
- SMC – ArborMasters
- Oklahoma Fidelity Bank
- UMB Bank, n.a.
- Love’s Country Stores
OIC maintains an Endowment Fund with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation valued at $253,929 (June 30, 2011). est. 1979.