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Empowering Dreams, Changing Lives:
Unleashing Potential.

At OIC Philadelphia, our mission is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy through education and job training. We believe in the transformative power of vocational education and the boundless potential of every individual.
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Vision & Values

At OIC Philadelphia, we go beyond the ordinary training center. Our vision is to create 5,000 good jobs per year for North Philadelphians within ten years. Since 1964, OIC has equipped tens of thousands of Philadelphians with real-world skills and valuable experience that prepare them for personally fulfilling and financially rewarding careers.
Commitment to Excellence
Unlocking Growth Potential
Embracing Professionalism
Building Strong Partnerships



Job Placement Rate


People Trained Per Year


Lives Transformed, Since 1964


Years in Operation

Leadership & Staff

Sheila Ireland
President and CEO
Drew Bergman
Chief Advancement Officer
Andrea Mack
Director of Workforce Development Programs
Wallace Custis
Director of Reentry Services
Alida Padilla Curry
Director of Admissions
Tracey Borden
Executive Chef Instructor
Delena Smith
Skilled Trades Program Manager
Shantelle Faison
BankWork$ Program Manager
JaRon Burnett
Digital Media Program Manager
Russell Wesley Moss, Sr.
Employee Specialist
Nadaysha Screven
Executive Assistant
Geoff Allen
HTTI Director
Imani Hornsby
Reentry Services Case Manager
Chandria Hargrove
Reentry Services Case Manager
Franceska Jean
Chef Instructor’s Assistant
Sam Margolis
Reentry Services Executive Administrator 
Taleem Lewis
Admissions Assistant 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Sheila Ireland
OIC Philadelphia
President & CEO

Steven Bradley

Javier Suarez
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1st Vice Chair

Ali Jaffar
Key Medium
2nd Vice Chair

Sharana Worsley
Citizens Bank

Frank Tait
Executive Leaders for Advisory Boards

Atif Bostic
UpLift Solutions, Inc.


Shamyune “Shammy” Jones, Esq.
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

V. Amanda Witts
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Jennifer MacGilvray
Delta Dental

Michele Wells-Bates

Mable Ellis Welborn
Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Trust

Judge Stephanie Sawyer
The City of Philadelphia Municipal Court 

Vince D. Gordon
Gordon Policy Group LLC

Tiffany Newmuis

Adé Lawal
Express Employment Professionals

Michael Soileau
O3 World

Ronald Howard

OIC International

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