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Classroom Training

  • College credit courses, 8 to 16 weeks in length.
  • Not for college credit courses, 8 to 16 weeks in length.
  • Keyboarding
  • Job search/Readiness Skills

Placement for On-the-job Experience

Second year participants will have an opportunity to work internship (20 hours per week) in a work envionment related to their interest and their Career Pathway.

Assistance with job placement

We will assist helping find employment. CT Staff assists with employment after sufficient training is completed. Assistance is also provided on site through the OCCC Career Services and OCCC employment.

Introductory interviews and skills assessment

  • Help to inventory current skills.
  • Conduct mock interviews.

Basic skills development

  • Assist in development of reading and math skills.
  • Utilization of college learning labs.
  • Tutoring services are also available.

Assistance with completion of an approved vocational program including one of the following areas:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Banking and Finance
  • Basic Emergency Medical Services
  • Child Development
  • Computer-Aided Design (various)
  • Computer Science (various)
  • Cyber/Information Security
  • Digital Media Design/Photography
  • Office Proficiency Training
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Other areas of study may be specifically customized for Career Transitions Program participants.

Follow-up tracking and activities

  • You are not alone after you gain employment.
  • We will follow you for up to 6 months.

Development of Individual Education and Employment Plan

  • Contract developed between OKDHS, CT, OCCC and the participant.
  • Assists the participant in developing an employability plan to reach short-term and long-term employment goals.

Tutor Assistance

  • Available to assist participants in most training areas.
  • Additionally, tutors are provided in the OCCC labs (Accounting, Communications, Information Technology, Math, Science Center, etc.) to assist participants in developing computer literacy and in the use of various computer applications.
  • Length of tutoring varies.

Assistance with employment readiness skills

Have you ever wondered why someone else always gets the job? All participants that are accepted into the Career Transitions Program will get the opportunity to acquire the following job readiness skills:

  • How to complete a resume
  • How to interview for employment
  • How to succeed in getting employment
  • How to professionally dress for the interview
  • And other employment readiness skills

CT participants will also have the opportunity to acquire skills in other areas such as:

  • Work responsibility and ethics
  • Computer literacy
  • Employment search skills
  • Health to work
  • Support groups
  • Attitudes for success
  • Self-esteem development
  • Parenting
  • Counseling (referral, if needed)
  • Best utilization of community resources
  • ADA accommodations, if applicable
  • Conflict resolution
  • Effective listening
  • Effective communication
  • Life skills (financial, etc.)
  • Study and test-taking skills
  • Work effectively in groups
  • Diversity in the workplace

Referral services

  • Child care
  • Counseling
  • Medical care
  • Others as needed