has successfully Launched Two New Training Programs for Adults at Its New Training Center, located at 3707 MLK Ave SE
& PR Harris Community School which started Late
July, 2002. Recruiting
now - call (202) 373 - 0330. Ask for
Latese Barksdale or Sheena Nicholson, Job Coach/Placement Specialists.
will provide training and job placement for the adult population.
This includes, but not limited to the offender population, the homeless
and the substance abuser population. OIC/DC is funded to provide
services for 165 persons over a two-year period. The programs have
been in full operation since November, 2001. The programs are outlined
is contracted to operate a 18 month project that will provide skill-training
classes in: MOS/ Office Practices Training coupled with
basic education and intensive supportive services to 90 unemployed
or under employed, basic skills deficient customers and; A+ Certification
Training coupled with basic education and intensive supportive
services to 75 basic skills deficient customers.
The core design of this OIC program -- which is called Opportunities
For Closing the Digital Divide (OIC-CDD) -- is to provide valuable
skill training in two growth occupational areas that need workers
who can successfully and productively work in the electronic workplace.
The two skill areas are:
Office Specialist (MOS) / Office Practice Training:
Three classes, each with 30 customers (total of 90 students
slots) will be offered, one starting in month 1 of the program,
the second beginning in month 7, and the third starting in month
13 of program operations.
Certification Training coupled with basic education and
intensive supportive services to 75 basic skills deficient customers
A+ Certification Training: Two classes, each with 37/38 customers
(total of 75 students slots) will be offered, one starting
in month 1 of the program and the second beginning in month 10
of program operations.
training opportunities will enable customers to enter career-starting
jobs, which offer good wages, benefits and the chance for career
advancement and an aggressive case management and support system
to ensure the completion of the program, obtainment of skill competencies,
job placement and retention. The OIC-CDD program includes a basic
and remedial education package that is designed to address the individual
needs of each customer and is built to complement and facilitate
the skill training. This basic and remedial instruction package
will enable the program to successfully work with basic skills deficient
customers and better prepare them for work by enabling them to develop
a solid foundation of workplace literacy.