A group of parents and volunteers founded the OTC in 1964, in an effort to create employment programs for adults with disabilities. Opportunities, to develop the skills needed to enter the workforce, were scarce. Since 1964, the O.T.C. has grown from training eight individuals in the basement of a school to training over 700 individuals in a wide variety of vocational disciplines. Our programs are designed to help adults with disabilities find the success they need at work, at home, and beyond.
In the beginning, OTC’s primary focus was vocational training in bench assembly operations. As the consumer base grew, the Board of Trustees was forced to find more reliable sources of work. As a result, the OTC began to develop long-term, community-based service contracts, marking the onset of the expansion and diversification of the OTC programs. However, it did not end there; interest in the center continued to grow. Currently, the OTC offers the following programs:
Our mission still holds true. We continue to work towards that vision every day by proudly providing diversified vocational rehabilitation, job placement programs, day habilitation, and housing for adults with disabilities. Each year we help more than 700 individuals reach their potential.