Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Rhode Island

Since 2010, Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Rhode Island, Inc. has provided employment training and placement opportunities for people to get real jobs in the new economy.


The mission of the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Rhode Island is to provide training, employment, minority business enterprise, and urban policy development services to underserved urban populations through strategic planning and collaboration with Rhode Island’s public and private sectors and community-based organizations.


We advocate for and support the economic growth of underserved and underrepresented communities.


The OIC of Rhode Island, a comprehensive training and community development center, served the Rhode Island community well in responding to the pressing urban needs from 1967 to its closure in 1991. The organization became operational again in June of 2010. The organization fostered the development of the following institutions: Omni-Development Company, Peerless Precision Company, The RI Black Heritage Society, and built the facility that now houses the Community College of RI in Providence. The organization has trained and placed thousands of underserved Rhode Islanders in meaningful employment opportunities.


We support entrepreneurs and small businesses with the resources and networks necessary to grow in capacity and increase impact.


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