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OTC Services Unveils New Identity on 60th Anniversary

OTC Services Unveils New Identity on 60th Anniversary

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Description automatically generatedCaption: A client and staff member enjoying arts and crafts at OTC Services' Day ProgramPhoto Provided by OTC Services 

Today marks a historic day for the Occupational Training Center (OTC) as it proudly announces its new identity, OTC Services, coinciding with the celebration of its 60th anniversary. This significant milestone not only signifies the passage of time but also reflects the organization's commitment to evolution and excellence. 

The decision to change the name to OTC Services is not merely a cosmetic alteration; it is a deliberate choice to reflect the comprehensive array of services that OTC provides. The new name encapsulates the organization's commitment to offering a spectrum of opportunities tailored to meet the varied needs of the individuals it serves, emphasizing the richness and diversity of  services provided. The goal is not only to elevate the organization, but also to empower each individual within the OTC Services community. 

Guided by a set of core values that emphasize community, advocacy, quality and dignity, OTC Services plays a defined role in the lives of adults with disabilities. These values are not mere words, but a pledge to create a place where individuals can thrive, find their place in the community, and reach their full potential with confidence and pride. 

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Description automatically generatedCaption: Program Participant packaging at OTC Services' Benchwork Assembly WarehousePhoto Provided by OTC Services 

In 1964, a dedicated group of parents and volunteers embarked on a mission to address the limited employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Fueled by a vision of creating meaningful employment services, they laid the foundation for what would later become the Occupational Training Center, or OTC. At its humble beginnings, OTC operated out of the basement of a school, training just eight individuals. Fast-forward to the present day and OTC has evolved into a beacon of empowerment, providing comprehensive training to over 500 individuals in various vocational disciplines. The growth from its modest origins to this expansive reach showcases OTC's unwavering commitment to its founding principles. The organization's services have become a vital resource, equipping adults with disabilities with the skills they need not only for the workforce but for success in all facets of life. 

Caption: Client doing janitorial work at OTC Services' contracts at JBMDL. Photo Provided by OTC Services 

People are at the heart of OTC Services. Dedicated to excellence, the organization provides premium services and programs to meet individual needs. The focus on quality ensures that each interaction and experience leaves a lasting positive impact on those touched by their services. These services include employmentday and residential. The organization's commitment extends beyond traditional boundaries, encompassing a diverse range of offerings such as recyclingjanitorial workfood service and benchwork assembly. 

Caption: Clients working in OTC Services' Recycling Center. Photo Provided by OTC Services 

CEO Isaac Manning emphasized the company's commitment to excellence, stating, "Today signals the start of a transformative journey as we shape OTC Services into a premier service name. With uncontainable enthusiasm, we embark on this collective journey to create not only lasting legacies but also to celebrate 60 years of excellence and innovation." 

In celebration of this significant anniversary and the unveiling of the new name, OTC Services has planned a series of exciting events throughout the year. From a lively Spirit Week to captivating Open House event, engaging community drives and various surprises, the organization is gearing up for a celebration like never before. 

As OTC Services moves forward, the organization wishes to extend gratitude to every individual who has been part of this remarkable story over the past 60 years. These celebrations are not just about marking a milestone; they are a testament to the shared commitment to empowerment, community, advocacy, quality and dignity. As OTC Services looks ahead to the next 60 years and beyond, the organization is poised to continue its legacy of enhancing lives and creating a community where everyone, regardless of abilities, can thrive. 

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