Fulfilling Our Mission

Philadelphia OIC is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy.

84% job placement rate

73% Graduation rate

Fast Facts

In 2018, Philadelphia OIC’s Hospitality Training Institute celebrated its 30th year anniversary. HTI has trained more than 5,200 people for roles in hospitality & tourism.

Annually, Philadelphia OIC serves 1,500 individuals and has provided 18,000 client visitors basic computer training since 2011.

Philadelphia OIC opened its alternative, accelerated public high school, Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy, in 2018. OIC Workforce Academy is home to 125 over-aged and under-credited 16-21-year-old. Upon graduation, they receive a high school diploma, an industry recognized credential and a certificate of completion for their workforce development training.

Philadelphia OIC works closely with returning citizens to ensure that their reintegration back into society is supportive and successful. We provide educational and vocational training while augmenting training with power skills instruction.

In addition to experiential learning, Philadelphia OIC provides students with power skills training and internship opportunities. Across all adult workforce programs, Philadelphia OIC has a 76 percent retention rate and an 84 percent job placement rate.

Philadelphia OIC provides training for onboarding opportunities in the following industries: banking/financial services, smart energy, drone, hospitality, culinary arts, environmental services, and guest room services.

Philadelphia OIC serves students all over the region including New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

Philadelphia OIC offers vocational training which provides a pipeline of well-trained workers to employer partners while promoting inclusion of hiring within the local community.

OIC Graduates

Stories of Success


Moving from Poverty to Financial Independence

Before enrolling in the BankWork$® program at Philadelphia OIC, Avery Martin was working for his family’s cleaning business earning an annual income of $12,000. Although he enjoyed entrepreneurship, the business model simply was not designed to sustain his lifestyle or to move his dreams forward.


BankWork$ Alum Ranked 1st in the Region for Sales

Energy Job Training

Diversifying the solar industry

Hospitality Job Training

When Tenacity Meets Preparation