Polaris Industries has worked with ODC since the early 1990’s to provide a variety of employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities; providing work for ODC clients in Thief River Falls, International Falls, and Roseau.
ODC in Roseau, provides staff for the first and second shifts at Polaris, running the cardboard baler. George Kimble, an ODC client, has worked the first shift since 2005.
It was obvious to many that Kimble loved his job. His eagerness to take on new tasks and responsibilities did not go unnoticed.
“We had been observing George’s great work,” said Roseau’s Division Coordinator, Mary Hoffer. “So, when this division was in need of a Job Coach, George was our number one candidate.”
“It feels great to be a Job Coach,” Kimble stated proudly.
Kimble isn’t the only one who is proud of his success. Staff and consumers working alongside him at Polaris are also pleased with Kimble’s work, saying:
“George is doing great, it’s fun to work here now!” and “ George works hard right along side of us.”
ODC is proud to find work for their consumers and even more proud to hire them as part of their staff.
George was hired as the 1st shift Polaris Job Coach on July 24, 2015.
Congratulations George and keep up the great work!