The Learning Center
instructors solicit business and industry recommendations to keep their
training relevant. Industry representatives provide work experience
sites, hire graduates, demonstrate new procedures, offer field trip
opportunities and serve on the Advisory Committee.
GED Preparation Course
This course will prepare the participants
to take the GED (General Educational Diploma) test. This course will
provide many resources from recommended book preparations, test tips and
strategies, and practice tests. The GED course covers a wealth of
information within the five-test sections. These test sections include
English Grammar and the Mechanics of Writing, Social Studies, Math
Studies and Literature Studies. The GED Preparation Class will prepare
participants to know and understand several of the main topics in each
Pre-Employment Work Maturity
The Pre-Employment Work Maturity course
prepares participants to enter the world of work. Pre-Employment Work
Maturity consists of two parts where the first section, Pre-Employment,
addresses job search preparation and the second section, Work Maturity,
addresses job retention.
Adult Basic Education
The Adult Basic Education Program at
Arizona OIC is an amalgam of individual tutoring, group work and a
Comprehensive Competencies Program (CCP) from US Basics. The CCP is a
self-paced computer graded course. Workbooks complement the tests from
which the students work. The three areas that are covered in Adult Basic
Education are Reading, Mathematics, and Language.
Administrative Office Skills
Computerized Office Procedures is intended
for students aiming to work in an office using a wide assortment of
clerical skills. Participants are inducted in office procedures and how
clerical staff support the business practices of a department/firm and
its personnel. We prepare students for office positions in a large or
small company and in government offices or in schools. Competency,
attitudes which promote job retention, and appropriate communication
skills are stressed throughout.
The use of the computers is a major part of
this program. Students may enroll with or without any prior experience
with a typewriter or computer keyboard. Those who can test at an
intermediate level may begin with the more advanced activities and
complete the program earlier.
Help you cope with feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression
Enhance your self-esteem Balance demands of home/school/work Acquire new
insights and self-confidence
Job Placement Services
Arizona OIC’s main objective is to assist you with identifying, obtaining,
and maintaining employment. You will meet with a qualified employment
specialist who can assist you with your specific job seeking needs. Our
staff are available to provide you with any or all of the following,
based on your needs and desires:
· Preparing a resume
· Learning and/or practicing interviewing
· Problem solving strategies/options for
handling your specific issues.
Summer Youth Work Experience Program
For more than twenty-three years, Arizona
OIC has effectively organized and implemented the Summer Youth Work
Experience Program, which serves eligible youth, ages 14-21, who reside
in the City of Phoenix. Services have been provided to more than 9,250
disadvantaged youth. Through the SYWEP activity, we have provided youth
exposure to career fields that offer opportunities for advancement.
Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program
Our newest endeavor
involves working with homeless Veterans on a reintegration program to
expedite their return to the labor force employing a holistic
perspective, which includes counseling, employment assistance,
transportation, housing and clothing. The ultimate goal is Veteran’s
successful, productive return to the workforce and community.
Pathways Out of Poverty (POP)
The Pathways program will provide
training and job placement for individuals seeking careers in the energy efficient and renewable
electric power industries in Arizona.
To participate you must be 18
years or older, and live in one of the following zip codes:
85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85034, 85040, 85041 or 85042.
Applicants must either be an ex-offender, currently unemployed, a high
school dropout, or low-income based on City of Phoenix LLSIL
guidelines. Priority will be given
to applicants who are Veterans or eligible spouses of Veterans.
• Solar PV System Designer/Installer
• Solar PV System Install/Entry level
• Weatherization Tech/Installers
• LEED Green Associate
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