Workforce Education Programs at Tri-County OIC

Do you want to get ahead at your job but need more education to help you succeed? Through OIC’s programs, we can help you realize your dreams. We can help you improve your language skills, math skills and get your HiSET or GED® High School Diploma. The choice is yours, and OIC is ready to help.

Nurse Assistant Program

Do you have trouble finding and keeping good nurse assistants? Are residents’ demands increasing while employee skill levels are declining? Is your bottom line low but turnover high? If you answered YES to any of these questions, the OIC/Institute for Caregivers Education may be your solution.

WHAT DO WE DO?  

We prepare job-ready students to work as nurse assistants in the long-term care health industry.

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM?  

Outcomes of OIC’s nurse assistant training include:

  • high job-retention rate
  • better employee-employer relations
  • improved patient care
  • improved quality of service

WHAT ARE THE NURSE ASSISTANT PROGRAM GOALS?

  • To provide greater numbers of competent nurse assistants for the regions long-term care industry
  • To move individuals from the welfare rolls into meaningful employment where they will have opportunities for advancement and personal growth
  • To implement a comprehensive program of educational, vocational, and follow-up activities which will address the barriers to student success
  • To enhance facilities’ current screening and orientation of nurse assistants
  • To provide an effective system of support services which will ease participants’ adjustments to the world of work and maximize their chances of success throughout training and initial employment
  • To improve the retention rate of nurse assistants by giving participants more comprehensive knowledge of the long-term care industry and job expectations
  • To offer positive intervention activities when participants experience difficulty
  • To improve the quality of patient care

HOW DO WE DO IT?  

Through our program, we help improve basic academic and functional skills of potential “frontline” staff including:

  • recruitment, screening & assessment
  • academic remediation
  • life skills and job readiness training
  • values clarification role-playing
  • abuse prevention training
  • team building
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • pre-clinical training (32 hours)
  • state-approved nurse assistant training
  • abuse prevention and sensitivity training
  • job placement activities

We also address pre-employment barriers created by problems with child care, transportation, time management, money management, attitude awareness, and communication skills.

WHAT DOES IT COST?  

Program cost depends on the number of clinical hours offered and covers:

  • pre-clinical training
  • clinical training
  • post-employment support

FOR MORE INFORMATION  

Contact OIC at 238-7318 or info@tricountyoic.org.


Workplace Education - A TRAINING PARTNERSHIP  

Do you have trouble finding, keeping, or advancing entry-level employees? Do your workers lack basic skills that would make them more productive? Are your training needs high but your budget low? If you answered YES to any of these questions, a Workplace Education Partnership between OIC and your business may be the solution.

WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT?  

We conduct a job skills assessment to determine the specific academic-related skills that can benefit your workers. Outcomes of OIC workplace education training include:

  • high job retention rate
  • better employee-employer relations
  • improved work-related basic skills
  • more time-on-task
  • more production, less waste
  • improved work-related basic skills

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE RESULTS?

By forming a partnership of stakeholders (workers, management, unions, and trainers)

  • By conducting a needs assessment and job-task analysis
  • By setting achievable goals and objectives
  • By designing an employer-employee driven workplace training program
  • By delivering a quality, content-specific workplace program using qualified adult educators
  • By measuring program impact
  • By providing feedback to all stakeholders

FOR WHOM HAVE WE PROVIDED WORKPLACE EDUCATION SERVICES

• AGE Institute Holdings and

WHAT DOES WORKPLACE EDUCATION COST?  

Our basic education programs are free. Content-specific programs are provided on a fee-for-service basis.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE OIC WORKPLACE EDUCATION PROGRAM?  

OIC’s Workplace Education program is designed to meet the work-related basic skills needs of incumbent workers and to develop and implement a training program that produces bottom-line results.

WHAT WORKPLACE PROGRAMS ARE MOST EFFECTIVE?

The most effective programs have proven to be:

  • team building and problem solving
  • basic mathematics
  • work-related reading comprehension
  • vocabulary development
  • change management
  • time management
  • computer literacy
  • business writing

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?  

To find out more, contact OIC at 238-7318 or info@tricountyoic.org.