We provide access to the tools, skills, and information that an individual needs to become self-sufficient. We help people help themselves..
We train the whole person: we recognize that our participants need more than basic job skills in order to succeed.
We search for new opportunities and business models that will increase our ability to help our participants become contributing members of their communities.
We believe that our work is a moral imperative and must be fulfilled with the highest standards of integrity. We have a culture of accountability to do the right work in the right way.
We are committed to identifying and using what has proven to be effective in helping our participants become productive, fulfilled members of their communities.
We provide access to the tools, skills, and information that an individual needs to become self-sufficient. We help people help themselves.
We believe that success comes when local communities mobilize to address local needs. We involve the total community in our work.
The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, yet 43.1 million Americans live in poverty and 19.4 million live in "deep" poverty, which often persists across generations. Family members may remain unemployed or "stuck" in low wage jobs, lacking education and skills needed in an increasingly competitive job market.
OIC provides quality education and training services through a national network of local affiliates. We offer high quality skill development opportunities that enable economically disadvantaged and unemployed people of all races and backgrounds to become productive, more fulfilled members of society.
OIC New Haven has affiliates that operate multiple centers offering comprehensive, affordable, educational guidance to unemployed and underserved populations. Some affiliates also offer vocational training in healthcare career areas, as needed in their communities, offering industry-recognized credentials such as that of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).