Every Monday, prospective students arrive at Nashville OIC to participate in an assessment test. Following the assessment, each student meets with OIC’s employment career specialist to determine his/her pathway through OIC’s programs. While students are encouraged to enroll in HISET Preparation or Computer Training, occasionally students begin seeking employment immediately through our Job Placement program.
Upon completion of OIC’s courses, graduates have improved their computer skills, learned or improved job skills, studied for and passed the HISET test, and/or received job placement. Classes are taught by highly qualified teachers and are offered Monday-Friday during the morning and Monday-Thursday in the evening.
Nashville OIC offers classes to everyone over the age of 17. Students who are 17 years old must obtain a school release. There is no waiting list, and all classes and tests are free for students thanks to the support of generous donors. OIC no longer provides bus passes for our active students due to a lack of funding.
To provides education and job training to those in the community who are ready and willing to build a better quality of live for themselves, their families and our community.
OIC was founded in Philadelphia in 1964 by the late Reverend Leon H. Sullivan. It has grown rapidly and trains the unemployed and underemployed in 106 communities nationwide. Nashville OIC was chartered on February 19, 1968.
The mission of Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) is to provide education, training, counseling and job placement services for citizens of the community who are disadvantaged economically, educationally, and socially.
2013 25th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: (615) 582-9286