Vocational Training


Vocational training represents a core element of OIC’s mission. Through our national network of affiliates, we offer opportunities for education and training that helps lower-skilled workers learn new skills and earn industry-recognized credentials that enable them to launch family-supporting careers with clear pathways for advancement. Our programs serve both the unemployed as well as working adults who seek to improve their skills  and their economic situation. We partner with employers to better understand their workforce needs and target sectors of the local economy at each site that offer current and future career opportunities. Our program graduates have been successfully placed in diverse careers in construction, information technology, health care, manufacturing, the auto industry and the new green economy.

Want to get involved?

Contact us at the OIC of America office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.


  • William Bright, Summit Academy OIC, MN

    “This experience gave me the confidence to return to a normal life, a normal home, and the ability to use my homelessness to empower those who struggle as I have.”
  • Adelina Rondeau, OIC of New London- New London, CT

    “What a wonderful place with wonderful people that truly and genuinely want to help you!”
  • Maria Mabanag, JobTrain, Menlo Park, CA

    “Tremendous thanks to JobTrain and its financial supporters for giving me the opportunity to graduate in Culinary Arts….God Bless to you good people at JobTrain and EDD as well!!”
  • Laurence Matthew

    “[South Florida OIC] truly is a blessing to the community by assisting the under-employed, unemployed, and ex-offenders population with training and job placement assistance programs.”