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 area.

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.

Counseling Services

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 skills

·  Problem solving strategies/options for handling your specific issues.

Summer Youth Work Experience Program (SYWEP)

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 (HVRP)

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



[Back to top]












Contact Us  |   Search  |   Feedback

Copyright © 2003 Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center. All Rights Reserved.