Celebrating 40 Years!
This year OIC celebrated forty years of providing training opportunities in West Virginia. As a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, OIC takes great pride in its forty-year legacy of serving its citizens. What’s really amazing about the OIC story, however, is that it all began right here in West Virginia, through the vision of the agency’s founder, Rev. Leon Sullivan. Rev. Sullivan was born and raised in Charleston and, after graduating from WV State, went on to create OIC of America in Philadelphia, PA, in 1964. The North Central WV OIC—or OIC Training Academy—was established in 1975.
This year, OIC celebrated its anniversary by hosting an anniversary banquet. The celebration included the OIC Board of Directors, members from the community, alumni, and current students. The highlight of the event was the keynote address provided by Thelma Ford. Thelma served as the Executive Director of OIC from 1982 to 2007. In addition, longtime and retired Board member, Charles Nallen, Jr. was recognized with the Charles Nallen Window of Hope.
To view a slide show of the event click here. To view the slide show highlighting OIC’s services in Fairmont over the last forty years (this slide show played during the banquet), click here. Thanks to the following sponsors for making this event possible: John Gaddis; Valley Health; Leah Heimbach; UMWA; Tim Manchin, Linda Longstreth, Mike Caputo; Marion County Commission; Trinity United Methodist; WesBanco; Pediatric and Teenage Dentistry; Morning Star Baptist; Middletown Tractor; Family Services; Camron Excavating; Adam Reeves Insurance; Bruce Veltri: Bail Bondsman; Kids R Special; Ron Tucker Law Firm; Missy Pride Linger; Dunns Refrigeration; Tom Kliethermes (Ed Jones); Kime Floral; Tygart Valley Cinemas; Rider Pharmacy; Cracker Barrel; WV Project Success.org; Presort Plus
Day Classes Begin January 25th, 2016. Evening classes will begin on March 14th, 2016. If you are interested in starting classes at OIC, please contact us at 304-366-8142 . . . or click this link to learn more about enrolling. For more info about start dates click here!