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Employment Services

Do you have an employment goal? Whether you are just beginning your journey or have already taken steps toward employment, ODC offers services that will help you get where you want to go! For more information, contact Ann Lepak at
715-459-4442 or

Our employment services include:

Job Development & Supported Employment Community Prevocational Training Beginnings Prevocational Training Vocational Futures Planning & SupportContact Us

Job Development & Supported Employment

We'll help you get and keep a job that's right for you!

  • Develop a list of potential employers.
  • Build your resume and practice interviewing.
  • Assess your skills and “try-out” jobs.
  • Learn your job with on-the-job training.
  • Continue to gain independence on the job with staff support.
Job Development & Supported Employment

Community Prevocational Training

Take steps toward community employment in a safe, supported small
group setting.

  • Attend classroom sessions focused on soft skills - communication, teamwork, problem-solving and professionalism.
  • Participate in internships at local businesses - ask us about availability.
  • Volunteer at non-profit organizations to explore areas of interest, build a resume, develop work skills and “try out” jobs.
  • Job shadow, and attend tours and informational presentations at local businesses.
  • Talk with others with disabilities already working in the community.
  • Learn about the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services and how to apply.

Beginnings Prevocational Training

With one-to-one training, support and guidance, we will help you overcome hesitations and barriers to work. You will learn and practice the general skills that lead to employment, including:

  • Communicating well with coworkers and supervisors.
  • Dressing for work, and appropriate workplace behavior.
  • Taking instruction and following direction.
  • Problem-solving at work.
  • Staying safe at work.
  • Planning and scheduling your transportation.
  • Interviewing for a job, and creating high-quality applications and resumes.

Vocational Futures Planning & Support

Vocational Futures Planning and Support begins with “discovery”, an in-depth discussion about your goals, strengths, skills, concerns, barriers and challenges. You will:

  • Complete the “discovery” conversation, then receive a Barriers and Assets report created just for you! It will give you specific strategies to help you reach your employment goal.
  • Work with a “resource team” that can include family, friends and others who support you.
  • Explore your need for adaptive workstations, training on specialized hardware and software, and general workplace accessibility.
  • Work with a Benefits Specialist to determine the effect that income from a job might have on your eligibility for benefits and benefit amounts.
  • Participate in career exploration and soft skills training while in ODC’s Beginnings Prevocational Training or Community Prevocational Training programs.
  • Receive a referral to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to begin the work search process.