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Without basic computer and internet skills, you are limiting your job and career opportunities. We can help.

Philadelphia OIC is working hard to offer classes and a computer access center to all members of the community. In partnership with the City of Philadelphia, we offer technology training and computer access in several ways:

  • KEYSPOT. In March 2012, Philadelphia OIC was designated an official KEYSPOT location by the City of Philadelphia.  Our KEYSPOT, which is a free open access computer lab, is the city’s way of bridging the digital divide by providing free access to computers and the internet at various locations throughout the city. Here, with the assistance of an on-site personal coach, people have access to the computers and training they need to improve their job skills, search for jobs, complete homework assignments, communicate with friends and family around the world, access educational programs and keep up with the latest news and issues that impact their lives.
  • High School Equivalency Training (HISET). Philadelphia OIC offers HISET instruction and training. (Classes starting soon. Please call ahead for information: 215-236-7700, hit “0” for the operator).
  • MONK: Because there are some communities where broadband connections and computer access gaps still exist, Philadelphia OIC’s MONK (Mobile OIC Neighborhood KEYSPOT)  brings the internet–and the tools and training to use it–to them. Our mobile computer lab is deployed to partnership sites on a regular schedule to conduct basic-to-intermediate trainings, online GED preparation classes, and informational technology sessions. Ask your local community organization or rec center if you’d like to arrange a visit.

STEVENS AMENDMENT
Philadelphia OIC SOAR is 66% funded by three U.S. Department of Labor Grants ($2,989,488.81), 18% funded by state and/ or local governmental resources ($830,000), and 16% funded through non-governmental resources ($720,236.36). 

FUNDER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, the accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. SOAR program is an equal opportunity employer/program, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

JaRon Burnett

Program CONTACT

JaRon Burnett

jburnett@philaoic.org

HiSet Training (GED Equivalency)

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