“We Help Ourselves”
The founder of CAOIC established seven objectives which have served as its guiding light in expanding the program. These objectives embody the mission of equipping untrained, unemployed, and/or underemployed men and women in Central Alabama with the skills to become fully productive members of their communities. With this training they can realize the value of discipline, self-pride, self-confidence, and their own value to their fellowman.
The founder of OIC established seven objectives which have served as its guiding light in expanding the program. They are:
- To train and retrain millions of men and women with untapped talents and unknown skills, who are unemployed and underemployed.
- To involve the total community in the awareness of the value of preparation, thereby stimulating and inspiring individuals to seek higher levels of productivity, creativity, and achievement.
- To develop among our trainees and associates a sense of increased economic security.
- To foster and nurture a sense of self-pride which will give the trainee confidence in himself and enable him to participate with dignity in the total society.
- To stimulate loyalty and pride in the community … a sense of brotherhood involving all religious, racial, cultural, economic, political, and other groups.
- To adapt the training programs to meet the challenge of changing technological advances and current business needs.
- To develop an awareness of man’s relationship and responsibilities to his fellowman, along with the ability to act in a constructive manner in the community, and the world. Hence, Central Alabama Opportunities Industrialization Center will seek to develop the “whole person.”