The statewide network of ten Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCS) and two Outreach and Counseling Centers has a fifty year history, EOCs have pioneered the way in providing urban communities with innovative academic programs leading to higher education, and vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.
Educational Opportunity Centers are the State's adult education model for the 21st Century. Its 600 faculty and staff promote human resource as well as community and economic development.
Educational Opportunity Centers:
- Provide an integrated system of education, training and student support services to disadvantaged and adult residents;
- Offer targeted services to business and industry to upgrade the skill levels of incumbent workers;
- Collaborate with secondary schools to assist in the academic preparation of youth-at-risk;
- Provide intergenerational learning programs to strengthen families; and narrow the digital divide in economically challenged communities by placing technology where it is accessible.