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Home / Search results for: At OIC International, learning and accountability serve as the foundation on which our programs build We’ve always believed that empowering individuals to provide for themselves is the most effective way to eradicate poverty. OIC International’s innovative programs help both individuals and businesses meet the demand for skilled labor in growing … Continue reading Solutions

Retail Advisory Council

Home / Search results for: As part of an added value component to the Empowered Africans for Retail Needs (EARN) program, OICI has created a Retail Advisory Council (RAC) to set the customer service standards for the retail industry and ensure the placement of the EARN graduates. The council will unite top tier CEOs representatives … Continue reading Retail Advisory Council

Become a Partner

Home / Search results for: Types of partnership: Direct programming and program management. Program management is a partnership to deliver company-specific programming or industry training. Sponsorship Benefits: Visibility and credibility – as a leader in Workforce Development with an established reputation for influencing positive social change, you join the ranks of many others who’ve joined … Continue reading Become a Partner

Building Africa’s Workforce

Home / Search results for: Approximately 200 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are between the ages of 15 and 24. According to the World Bank, African youth comprise 60 percent of those who are unemployed, which is a major barrier to the region's continued economic growth. By 2050, sub-Saharan Africa will surpass China and India as … Continue reading Building Africa’s Workforce

Who we are

Home / Search results for: Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OIC International) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1970, OIC International has trained socially and economically underprivileged women, men and youth in the skills they need to transform their lives and their communities. Our Mission: To build self-reliance and entrepreneurship through technical and … Continue reading Who we are

The Gambia

Home / Search results for: The Gambia Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (GOIC) Year Established: 1978 Board Chair: Mr. Bakary L.O. Sonko Address: P.O Box 6035, Banjul, The Gambia Tel: (220) 448-5420 Fax: (220) 422-7502 Email: ; Program Director: Mr. Habib F.K. Touray Address: The Gambia OIC, Self Development & Training Center, P.O. Box 6034, Farafenni, North … Continue reading The Gambia


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Youth Investment Summit: The Road to Economic Growth

    “The technical and vocational training of Africa’s youth will equip the private and public sectors with the skilled workforce needed to support their investments and enhance their operations.” –Crispian Kirk, OIC International President and CEO Over 200 government and business leaders, entrepreneurs, donors, and youth leaders, and community representatives convened at the La … Continue reading Youth Investment Summit: The Road to Economic Growth