|Oklahoma City –For the first time in its 53-year history, Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County (OIC), is offering classes in five locations throughout the Oklahoma City metropolitan area: |
OIC-Central – the main location at 3033 N. Walnut Ave, Building East, near the State Capitol
OIC-Northwest – located in The Parish OKC church, 2101NW 16th Street
OIC-Southeast – located at Metro Tech-South Bryant Campus, 4901 S. Bryant Avenue
OIC-East – located at Fred Factory Gardens Apartments/Community Center, 3901 Dunjee Blvd, Spencer
OIC-Southwest – located at Oak Grove Apartments, 1901Grand Blvd, OKC
OIC offers education and training for adults in high school equivalency/GED, computer training, English for second language learners, preparation for ASVAB military exam or Accuplacer for college entrance, and career coaching/job placement. For adults unable to read, OIC also provides tutors for working one-on-one.
Executive Director, DesJean Jones says, “We are excited to reach throughout the community for residents in need of their diploma, computers, or to learn English. OIC’s goal is always to make sure that every adult receives access to learning skills that will help open doors to better jobs and greater earning potential. 2020 marks a new year and a new decade, we are encouraging everyone needs to get their GED in 2020. Right now is always the right time.”
OIC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and motivating adult learners through academic and career education.
While all course offerings are not available at every location, interested students can call OIC at (405) 235-2651 for more information on enrollment. Most courses are offered at no cost to the student or with a minimal processing fee. Classes are offered on a year round schedule.
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.
Founded in 1964 by the Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan and established in Oklahoma City by Dr. Charles Atkins in 1966, the OIC of Oklahoma County is an affiliate of OICs of America and OIC International. The
organization’s mission is to inspire and motivate adult learners through academic and career education. Classes are designed to prepare adult residents for 360-degree life management–academics, skills training, reading/literacy, and day-to-day living.