Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center Workforce Academy (OICWA) is a tuition-free, accelerated public high school. OICWA is a college and career readiness program. At Philadelphia OICWA young adults do not have to choose between going to college or into the workforce, we prepare them for both.
Philadelphia OICWA serves students, in grades 9th -12th, ages 16 to 21 who are over-aged and under-credited, seeking to earn a high school diploma and gain employable work skills. We assist students with individualized post-secondary planning and job placement in the student’s chosen field.
Philadelphia OICWA offers skill development in several of Philadelphia’s premier industries, including, financial services, environmental services, culinary arts, hospitality & tourism, and videography.
ALL OICWA graduates will graduate with a Pennsylvania high school diploma AND one of the following:
OICWA provides young adults with:
For additional information, please contact OICWA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-236-7700.
Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy participates in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
This program provides tax credits to eligible Pennsylvania businesses that make a financial aid gift to Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy equal to 75% of its contribution, up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year.
Tax credits can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution, if business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years.
Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes:
An approved company must provide proof to DCED within 90 days of the notification letter that the contribution was made within 60 days of the notification letter. Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and are not refundable or transferable, except for an approved election by a pass-through entity to apply any unused tax credits to the tax liability of the owners in the taxable year immediately following the year in which the contribution is made.