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OIC Prepares for Annual Gala Celebration!

Mike Crandall scheduled as keynote speaker Oklahoma City, OK – Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County Inc. will host its 2019 Annual Gala, Thursday April 11, 2019 at 6:00pm, hosted at Capitol View Venue, 5201 North Lincoln Boulevard in the Old Surety Life Building.  Slated as keynote speaker for the evening event will be Mike Crandall,…

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Blair’s BlogServations:

Let’s get this Weight Loss party started! There is something you need to know about me, I am fat.  Actually, my doctors refer to me as being morbidly obese, that means really fat!   Morbid obesity puts me at risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis, stroke and death,  yes, Death!    After four…

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Basic Computer Class

This class has been canceled. Feeling unsure about the computer?  Maybe you just want to be comfortable with your computer skills!  OIC’s Real World Computer Literacy basic class will give you the skills you need to become ready. Cost if $40 which must be pre-paid by Friday, February 15th.  Students will received the 50-page Real…

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Adult Literacy Instructor Needed

Position Title: ADULT LITERACY INSTRUCTOR (p/t) POSITION SUMMARY:   Team teaches basic reading, mathematics, social studies and science to adult learners at varied academic levels. Must be able to integrate the use of technology into the lessons and infuse hands-on activities that give academic information relevance and greater understanding. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Designs and adapts the course…

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We’re Hiring – ESL Instructor

Position Title:  English Second Language Instructor (p/t) POSITION SUMMARY:   Provide instruction, guidance and direction for non-native English learners.  Must be able to integrate technology and creativity into the lessons and infuse hands-on activities that give academic information relevance and greater understanding.  Desired personality/character traits include strong teaching background, energetic, engaging, and self-motivated. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Designs…

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OIC Is Still Here!

One year ago, OIC was faced with closing its doors. We were out of money, struggling to breathe, with a committed but small staff of 6 doing the often unappreciated work of changing lives through education and training. One consultant group said, “OIC needs to close the doors, maybe consider consolidating with another nonprofit. You…

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OIC Welcomes New Staff!

We want to introduce our newest addition to our OIC family. Please welcome Enrique (Henry) Ortiz our new English as a Second Language Instructor. He teaches our Conversational English and Citizenship course. Henry’s class is open to the community on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone and all are welcome to join in…

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OIC Community-Based Approach to Literacy

The Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) is unlike any other Adult Literacy program in the State of Oklahoma because of our approach to Literacy. Since 1966, OIC has served Oklahoma City.  OIC’s Director of Curriculum, Chris Myers, provides a community-based approach when engaging learners in his classroom. The classroom is like a village where each program participant contributes to…

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How to Teach a Friend to Read

Illiteracy is a life sentence.

American Idol superstar Fantasia Barrino shocked the nation back in 2005 when she revealed that despite winning the popular singing competition, she was functionally illiterate. Unfortunately, Fantasia’s illiteracy isn’t that hard to believe. America is home to more than 30 million adults without the basic literacy skills to read a newspaper, understand medical documents, or…

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