OIC’s Annual Gala event proved to be an elegant evening of networking and friends, featuring a wine/whiskey pull, cocktails, and dinner by Chef Curry. Guests were treated to an overlook of the capitol complex from the Capitol View Event Center on NE 50th & Lincoln. Sponsors for the 2019 event included Program Sponsor ArborMasters Tree Service and CMR/AMR, O.G.&E, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Sandler Training, and the Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC).
Executive Director DesJean Jones, noted, “OIC has served a diversity of citizens throughout its 53-year history. This year’s Gala was magnificent and included an incredible keynote speaker as well as testimonials from our students, and of course, our guests. We were excited to share such a special celebration with the Oklahoma City!”
Since 1966, OIC has served more than 41,000 adults in education and training programs in Oklahoma County. The need for OIC programs continues with 30,000 adults in Oklahoma County who do not have a high school diploma. 31% of adults in our state function at basic literacy levels, and 12% function below basic literacy. These statistics result in workers who are unprepared to meet the demands of a changing workforce. OIC programs provide Oklahomans with literacy and education tools that prepare learners to confidently transition to college, career tech, military and the workforce.