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Employee Development

At OCC we support employee development and professional growth through face-to-face programs, online courses, and career development workshops.

Our goal is to ensure a variety of offerings for all employee levels to support OCC's mission and values.

Formal Training

OCC supports professional development through continuing education. Colleagues are eligible to participate in the tuition reimbursement program and many take advantage of this benefit in pursuing job-related degrees.

Technical Training

Approximately two-thirds of our employees work in Information Technology (IT). Technical training is offered to OCC employees to keep current with our ever-changing technical environment.

Options Education through the Options Industry Council (OIC) and OCC Academy

Options are a versatile and important risk management product for investors. The Options Industry Council (OIC), supported by OCC and the listed option industry, provides resources to help our colleagues learn about options trading and the options industry. Visit OIC's comprehensive website at www.optionseducation.org for more information.

The OCC Academy provides engaging forums where colleagues come together to learn from OCC experts about new developments in our industry and build stronger internal networks.

Leadership and Management Development

OCC understands the importance of education for the next generation of leaders within the company, and continually provides a variety of state-of-the-art development opportunities for our high performing colleagues.

Mentor Program

Our formal mentor program matches newer or junior colleagues with management mentors to promote leadership and professional development within OCC. Colleagues are matched based on the mentee's career goals, taking advantage of cross-departmental knowledge and skills.


OCC is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its equal opportunity policy. OCC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, or as otherwise protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).