The Occupational Development Center (ODC) is a nonprofit social enterprise that specializes in providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Since its establishment in 1971 in Thief River Falls, MN, ODC has grown to nine locations and serves 800 individuals annually throughout northern Minnesota.
ODC provides individuals with a multitude of services in life skills, vocational & employment training needs. We work with businesses in their communities to provide individuals with an option to experience work in a highly integrated setting. In addition, we produce a variety of products and subcontracted services at our production facilities. Products and services range from packaging, assembly, sewing, welding, wood processing and powder coating.
All ODC staff is professionally trained to assess the needs, desires and goals of individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to support all clients with finding meaningful and competitive employment in their career choice.