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OPPORTUNITIES INN -- The Hospitality Training InstituteOpps Inn Photo 1

This training program provides a skilled workforce for the Delaware Valley's expanding hospitality industry. Beginning with its inception in 1989, students have been trained in Front Office, Travel Tourism, Guest Services, and Culinary Arts. Oppourtunities Inn has received both regional and national acclaim for its innovative training approach. [Learn more...]

Funded by: PA Convention Center Authority

The LOC uses an individualized, computer assisted, self-paced, open entry/exit instructional system to provide Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Diploma (GED) test preparation and prevocational training information. On July 1, 2005, Philadelphia OIC began a new initiative within the LOC department. The LOC will provide intensive adult basic education and GED preparation services to TANF recipients.

The Move Up program is designed to prepare clients for Basic Employment Skills, Basic Workplace Skills, Basic Workplace Knowledge, and Basic Life Skills training.

Funded by: PA Department of Education

Move Up
Move Up is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare and the Pennsylvania Department of Education designed to help eligible TANF clients receive the basic education they need to pass the GED test and become proficient in the English language. Project Move Up uses a content-specific curriculum in fast-track GED and ESL to teach the skills learners need to get and keep a job.

Funded by:Pa Department of Welfare and Pa Department of Education

Hospitality, Customer Service & Retail Sales Training
Program @ ARC Center

The Philadelphia OIC, Inc. has entered into a contract with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services to operate a training program for parents connected to the DHS Achieving Reunification Center (ARC). The goal of ARC is to provide those services that will ultimately permit parents to regain their parental rights. One practical goal is to secure a job, thus the financial capacity to provide for their child/children. OIC operates a 9 week training program in the areas of Hospitality, Customer Service and Retail Sales to include externships. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates for employment in hotels, restaurants, retail
outlets, banks, etc.
Funded by:Department of Human Resources

A state licensed social/vocational rehabilitation program that provides training in building maintenance, building services and clerical services to individuals who have mental health disorders and are receiving outpatient services in a local community health center.

Funded by: Office of MH/MR Services

Philadelphia OIC- Out of School Time program

This after school program is conducted at H.A. Brown Elementary School, located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. It provides academic enrichment services for 45 students. The program content includes health, recreation, art, cultural exposure trips, violence awareness and conflict resolution.
Students are assisted with homework assignments and reading assistance in the “100 Book Challenge” program. Parental involvement as trip chaperones and parent night volunteers is an essential component of the program.

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Funded by: City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Evening Hospitality Training
In Partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Tenant Support Services, Inc (TSSI), OIC is duplicating its hospitality training model for current residents of PHA. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in the industry towards accruing the necessary resources to purchase their own homes.

Funded by: Philadelphia Housing Authority


Telecomunications Training

Cable Installer
Philadelphia OIC now provides a new training and job placement program in the growing field of Telecommunications and fiber optics. The training includes, cooper cable, satellite television wiring, and smart home installation. Individuals who complete the training receive nationally recognized industry certification of their skills through Leviton and C-Tech Training. The programs employ a unique entry-level, hands-on, gender neutral approach to training in the expanding copper cable, fiber-optic, and smart home telecommunications industries.With just four consecutive programs, individuals can be trained as entry-level technicians with skills such as installation and repair of cable television, networking and satellite communication systems. The program requires a 7th grade reading level, good hand eye coordination, the ability to distinguish cable colors, and the ability to crimp and cut the cable wires. After completing the training programs, individuals will receive nationally recognized industry certification. Entry-level wages for graduates average $12.00 - $15.00 per hour.

Funded by: Philadelphia Housing Authority



Administrative Assistant Training

In anthoner Partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Tenant Support Services, Inc (TSSI), OIC is providing Training for resident of PHA in the area of:
customer service, communication skills, work place etiquette, office responsibilities, and time management. This training focuses on computer skills such as:Keyboarding in a Microsoft Windows environment, Students will be trained on Microsoft Office suite 2007, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Basic computer instruction, Life Skills / Communications Skills, Modern Office equipment and Procedures, Documentation and terminology, Academics, Microsoft Office Specialist Instruction Certification Available.
As part of training, students receive two weeks unpaid internship at local companies

Funded by: Philadelphia Housing Authority

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