Career Transitions (CT), in cooperation with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE), the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma City Community College and local businesses and industries, assist OKDHS referred participants in obtaining training toward college certificates, degrees and/or other certifications or credentials that lead to self-sustaining employment.
CT participants follow an Individualized Education and Employment Plan (IEEP) and attend 35 hours of skills development activity, educational training and/or work-related activities each week. All educational activities are related to participants career and employment goal. Core instruction areas include job readiness skills, computer literacy, personal management, personal finance and vocational training. The CT Multimedia Classroom, OCCC Learning Labs and CT Computer Lab provide individualized tutoring and assistance in exploring each student’s career pathway, personal interests and training needs. Students can participate in short-term training programs such as Pharmacy Technician Certification or longer term certificates or degrees that lead to self-sustaining employment. Student training programs are developed to address the special needs of individual employers in the greater Oklahoma City area. Assistance is provided by Career Transitions staff and OCCC Career and Employment Services staff in identifying employment opportunities. After employment, participants are supported through follow-up support activities by CT staff and/or other community partners.
The Career Transitions office is located on the second floor of the Main Building in area 2P8 and 2R8 and can be contacted by telephone at (405) 682-7844, fax (405) 682-7824, or on the web at http://www.occc.edu/career.