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August 30, 2023



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The Sullivan Legacy is Global                       

This  month, members from OIC Philadelphia, including our President and CEO, Sheila Ireland, had the privilege of meeting with the leadership team of OIC Cameroon, Gilbert and Marie. Established in 1986, OIC Cameroon has trained 25,871 people. Currently, more than 1,500 students are enrolled on campus in their various job training programs, including: culinary arts, auto mechanics, metal fabrication, welding and spray painting, building construction, plumbing and domestic electricity, textile and fashion design, woodwork and furniture construction, information and communication technology. OIC Philadelphia is so proud to recognize the legacy of Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan, that continues to have an impact around the world.                     

OIC  Launches Citywide SEPTA Campaign

Thanks to the steadfast support of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA), OIC Philadelphia is thrilled to launch a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign on SEPTA throughout the city of Philadelphia. This campaign is designed to not only increase the number of participants in OIC Philadelphia programs, but to increase brand awareness as we approach our 60th anniversary in 2024.        

OIC Philadelphia Launches Admissions Office!

OIC Philadelphia Launches Admissions Office!                                                    

A huge congratulations to our new Director of Admissions, Alida Padilla-Curry. Alida has been a dedicated Workforce Program Manager at OIC for the last six years and she is eager to serve as the first point of contact for individuals seeking opportunities at OIC Philadelphia.                                                                               

Hospitality Training Institute Volunteer At Sharing Excess              

This summer, OIC's Hospitality Training Institute class took a field trip to volunteer at Sharing Excess; an innovative organization focused on building a more sustainable and equitable food system. OIC students had the opportunity to volunteer their time, sorting through boxes of fruits and  vegetables to prepare for distribution.                                                     


OIC Philadelphia elects Steven Scott Bradley as Chairman of the Board as Organization Approaches  60th Anniversary

OIC Philadelphia, a venerable workforce development organization that has served the Philadelphia community for nearly six decades, is pleased to
announce the election of Steven Scott Bradley to Chairman of the  Board. This transition comes as OIC Philadelphia approaches its momentous 60th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in the organization's commitment to empowering individuals through education, training, and employment opportunities.
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OIC Alum featured in Philadelphia Business Journal   

Congratulations to OIC alum, Chef Darlene Jones, as she prepares to launch her second restaurant in West Philadelphia, Star Fusion 2.0, with a focus on Rotisserie and Creole.
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Sheila Ireland to Receive the Cultivator Award at the Nucleus Awards 2023 Presented by Science Center                                                                                

Celebrating 60 years of scientific innovation, the Science Center will honor four individuals who have demonstrated leadership in fostering a  more innovative, collaborative, and equitable future during its annual Nucleus Awards, presented by CSL. Ms. Ireland is honored to receive this as OIC expands its' programming in the STEM industry.        

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 Smart Energy Technical Training (SETT) partner PECO named a Top Workplace by Philadelphia Business  Journal                                                                                                          

"We aim to be a leading economic and community partner whose diverse workforce both reflects and respects our customers and our communities — the towns where we live and work, too. PECO supports regional workforce development initiatives to build the energy workforce of the future. That includes teaming up with         organizations such as Philadelphia OIC to increase exposure  and access to emerging job opportunities within the energy industry."          

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Sullivan Champions

As a workforce development organization, OIC's primary goal is to connect people to meaningful employment opportunities. We are thrilled to have two of our own alumni continue their professional journey with OIC Philadelphia. Congratulations to Chef Franceska Jean and Taleem Lewis, who graduated from the Hospitality Training Institute powered by the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA).                           

Graduation Highlights 

Congratulations  to OIC's culinary cohort who graduated this summer!                                     

Upcoming  Programs                                

Ready for your next opportunity?                

Apply now to one of OIC Philadelphia's programs:
               Administrative Medical Assistant
               Audio Production
               Clinical Medical Assistant
               Culinary Arts
               Insurance & Financial Literacy
               Smart Energy Technical Training
               EVS -- Environmental Services

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