The Arc Otsego’s Vocational Training Center offers individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience the pride of earning a paycheck while learning job skills in a supportive, light manufacturing environment.
Learn more about The Vocational Training Center’s manufacturing facility and services for businesses.
Individuals work with trained and dedicated staff to learn skills applicable to the work world as well as the fundamentals of employer expectations such as arriving to work on time, practicing workplace safety, handling daily job assignment changes, meeting the production needs of employers, dressing appropriately for the job, getting along with co-workers, practicing self advocacy and understanding employee rights and responsibilities.
Each staff person, whether direct care, production supervisor, professional counselor or support specialist, strives to ensure that each individual has multiple opportunities to achieve his or her personal and employment goals. As always, a person-centered approach guides the process and work opportunities are tailored for the needs and desires of the individual.
At The Vocational Training Center , we operate with a can-do spirit, with special attention to workplace safety and health and celebrations of our accomplishments. Numerous events throughout the year celebrate our contributions to the businesses for whom we work and for our personal and organizational success.
Events and Awards
Flash Awards– Given every pay period in recognition of positive contribution to the workplace.
September-: Annual Vocational Training Center Labor Day Cookout and Picnic– Training center staff cook and serve a barbecue lunch to everyone who works at The Vocational Training Center.
October: National Disability in Employment Awareness Month– Includes Training Center Open House, Annual NYSID Meeting, and recognition of the Joslin Award Winner.
December: Annual Vocational Training Center Holiday Party– Complete with DJ and refreshments.