The job training program at OCA is designed to teach junior high and high school students relevant work related skills. Every student on campus participates in the program one hour each day after school. Students are assigned to a work crew with a student supervisor in charge of the designated area. Level one and level two workers are evaluated daily by their student supervisor. Feedback is essential to improving work quality.
Those who demonstrate excellence in a variety of areas may be promoted to level three or level four supervisors. Job training crews include classroom cleaning, gym cleaning, dining hall cleaning, dining hall food preparation, grounds crew, academic support and maintenance. The job training program is overseen by the dorm deans and the dean of students. Students earn coupons for their job training performance that they may redeem for snacks, drinks, phone card or other privileges.