About ODC

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.

Leadership

ODC’s leadership team is comprised of experienced, dedicated individuals focused on ODC's success.

Board

Our board members guide the organization and determine goals in line with ODC's mission.

Advocacy

Learn more about how you can advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Our 
Mission

To develop the skills of individuals with disabilities by providing opportunities for suitable, sustainable employment that result in greater independence.

Individuals Served
per Division in 2017

Baudette
28
Bemidji
140
Buhl
109
Crookston
128
Grand Rapids
49
International Falls
62
Roseau
53
Thief River Falls
100
Warren
34

2017 Production
by the Numbers

0

mittens

0

hats

0

tool pouches

0

mvr transactions

0

stake & lath bundles

0

metal trays

0

dust pans

0

items powder coated