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Your first step is to fill out our Contact Form. We will then contact you with next steps; which may include an application, an interview and information and dates for upcoming open-houses.
The OPA RASA program is free. Our prerequisites are that you have a positive and professional attitude, an appetite to learn and come ready to work hard every day.
OPA RASA recognizes that our participants need to be able to provide for themselves and/or their families. Once you’ve passed Novitiate, you will earn a stipend throughout the program.
Yes, our dress code is business professional: no jeans, t-shirts, sneakers or sweatshirts allowed.
OPA RASA believes that all program candidates not only look the part, but live the part. You will come to work dressed for success, ready to work hard, be receptive, be challenged and willing to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times.
If accepted into the program you will be required to sign an agreement of understanding listing our policies, as well as acceptable behavior. Not abiding by the OPA RASIAN etiquette may be cause for dismissal of the program.
OPA RASA expects a candidate to be professional, treat others with respect and have a strong desire to learn, while having fun doing it!
OPA RASA does not guarantee you will get a job after completing the program. We do have a high rate of success and we expect at least 85% of our graduates to gain employment and/or attend college.
It is our goal that you put the skills you have learned to use, build strong references and gain some professional work experience that will give you the opportunity to prove yourself in your future.
Although OPA RASA will focus heavily on technical skills, you don’t have to have these skills in order to apply. You will be required to have some basic computer skills such as using the keyboard, the mouse, the internet, etc. You may also be required to take a technical and writing evaluation as part of the evaluation process.
During the evaluation process, your grades are one of many components we will look at. However, focus will not solely be placed on grades and test scores. More important to us, is whether or not you are willing to work hard and put trust in the program that has been successful for many others.
Every OPA RASA participant is required to go through a core curriculum. This will allow you to make a more informed decision about your area of study. You will then pursue one of several paths based on your demonstrated skills, interests and current needs.
No, although it is not necessary to have a computer to be accepted into the program, you may find it beneficial to have one.
When the time is right, you will be placed in an internship within a company. Although you won’t get to choose the company, our staff ensures that your placement meets the needs and skills required by the organization. During the placement process, many factors are taken into consideration to provide proper placement for everyone involved.
Not at this time. Unfortunately, you must live near an OPA RASA site to attend the program..
OPA RASA primarily serves young adults who are between 18 and 30 years old, where a successful transition from school to the economic mainstream is critical but where few alternatives to the “traditional” college-to-career pathway exist. OPA RASA makes every effort to refer those who may not qualify to other organizations and resources
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