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Job Development

We offer a Job Readiness, Pre-employment class covering a variety of topics; professional etiquette, interview skills, customer services skills, resume and cover letter building, basic computer skills and more!


SOAR (Skills and Opportunities for Achievement & Responsibility) to reduce recidivism, as a response to mass incarceration in the U.S. The nationwide SOAR program applies a comprehensive “reentry” strategy to address a range of challenges to help formerly incarcerated young adults make a successful transition back into their communities. This program takes a surgical approach to reduce recidivism using the evidence-based model,Integrated Re-entry, and Employment Strategies (IRES) to place participants on a sustainable career path, while working to prevent future involvement with the justice system.

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, the accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. SOAR program is an equal opportunity employer/program, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

OIC of Wilson SOAR is 54% funded by two U.S. Department of Labor Grants ($1,518,667), 26% funded by state and/ or local governmental resources ($733,550), and 20% funded through non-governmental resources ($566,805). 


Workforce Pathways for Youth

STEMLinx provides inspiring students ages 14-21 an opportunity to pursue and build their knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. Participants in the STEMLinx program will receive real life work experiences, engagement with STEM professionals and access to STEM equipment and materials. Get prepared for a technology reliant workforce today with STEMLinx!

Health Services

Easy test, important results: Free HIV/AIDS testing

Lucy Cruz from the O.I.C. of Wilson takes a sample of a client's blood on a test strip looking for the presence of HIV Friday afternoon at the Walgreens at the corner of Nash and Ward.

The OIC of Wilson Health Services provides Free HIV/STD Testing, Year-around Health education and prevention using door to door outreach in high risk areas including public housing communities. Free testing for Diabetes, HCV, HIV/AIDS and High Blood pressure.

GOAL- To provide user friendly, culturally competent, health education and prevention information designed to increase health knowledge and awareness of risk factors and reduce medical noncompliance.


Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 1pm

801 Reid St East - Wilson, NC 27893

(252) 291-0038

WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The WIOA targets ages 14 to 24. WIOA is to provide a systematic approach that offers youth a comprehensive set of service strategies and a closer link to the labor market. WIOA outlines a broader youth vision that supports an integrated service delivery system and gives a framework through which states and local areas can leverage other federal, state, local, and philanthropic resources.

  • Job Training
  • Tutoring
  • Work Experience
  • Field Trips

OIC Scholarship Fund

Since 2003, the Howard Jones/OIC Scholarship has been awarded 69 times to 51 students. This scholarship opportunity is afforded to students who demonstrate financial need, leadership potential, or have a history of performing community service. In the early years, the Class of 2003 Scholars were eligible and did receive multiple year funding. Of the thirteen (13) Howard Jones/OIC scholars from the classes of 2003 and 2004, eleven (11) have graduated from college, a very successful record for any program.

Scholarship Recipients *Denotes graduated


Shaniqua T. Clay Mount Olive College, Giordina M. Hooker UNC-Greensboro, Tirence D. Horne UNC-Chapel Hill, Kimberly S. Johnson Gardner Webb Univ., Jessica D. Lucas East Carolina University, Melissa S. Martinez NC Central University, Akeem McAllister Elizabeth City State Univ., Jerome Richardson Elizabeth City State Univ.


Alexis Artis NC Central University, Xavier Atkinson East Carolina University, Markiss Barnes Elizabeth City State University, Joycelyn Battle East Carolina University, Robineta Blackston East Carolina University, Jordan Bond UNC-Charlotte, Zandy Kearney East Carolina University, Terrell Pender Wilson Community College, Ashley Spells Appalachian State Univ., April Terrell East Carolina University


Anthony Applewhite Clark Atlanta University, Keywana Darden NC A&T State University, ThyKeith Dublin East Carolina University, Latoya Farmer Appalachian State Univ., Kamilia Goodman NC Central University, Shanicka Kent NC Central University, Angel Kirby UNC-Wilmington, *Tarnisha Langston NC Central University, Robert McMillion NC State University, *Maurice Morgan Fayetteville State Univ., Jessica Terry East Carolina University, *Far’d Wilkins NC A&T State University, *Christina Williams Wilson Community College


*Shaketia Artis Wilson Community College, Tellel Bell NC State University, Barbarie Burks East Carolina University, Keywana Darden NC A&T State University, Broderick Davis East Carolina University, Jocelyn Drawhorn East Carolina University, ThyKeith Dublin East Carolina University, Samantha Freeman NC Central University, Jasmine Jordan East Carolina University, Tarnisha Langston NC Central University, Maurice Morgan Fayetteville State Univ., Far’d Wilkins NC A &T State University, Regina Woodard NC A&T State University


*Calsandra Alston, Wilson Community College, *Marin Coleman UNC Charlotte, *Zoila Cruz Wake Community College, *Keywana Darden NC A&T State University, Broderick Davis East Carolina University, ThyKeith Dublin East Carolina University, *Jessica Harris Wilson Community College, Asia Jackson East Carolina University, Tarnisha Langston NC Central University, Maurice Morgan Fayetteville State Univ., Jasmon Revis St. Augustine College, Far’d Wilkins NC A &T State University


Keywana Darden NC A&T State University, Broderick Davis East Carolina University, ThyKeith Dublin East Carolina University, *Malcolm Eatmon Barton College, *Debbie Fields Mount Olive College, Dominique Jones, NC Central University, Tarnisha Langston NC Central University, *Ashely Locus Wilson Community College, Maurice Morgan Fayetteville State Univ., Tyre Rodgers NC A&T State Univ., Far’d Wilkins NC A &T State Univ.


*Ashleigh Grooms NC A&T State University, *Cierra Jordan NC Central University