In 1959, a group of volunteers organized what is known today as the L.E. Phillips Career Development Center. The mission, 60 years ago, was to provide the most appropriate and meaningful employment opportunities for individuals who were disabled and disadvantaged. In 2019, as the Career Development Center celebrates its 60th Anniversary, the mission remains the same. The number of individuals who are served has multiplied. We are able to continue this mission by providing a wide array of programs, coupled with a variety of services.
On a yearly basis the Career Development Center works with more than 800 individuals in Vocational Evaluation, Employability Skills Training, Customized Skills Training, Long-Term Extended Employment, and Job Placement which includes Supported Employment and Mentoring Services. Individuals range from 16-70 years of age.
The Guardianship Program provides conservatorships and financial management assistance. The Career Development Center is approved to work with more than 125 wards in the Corporate Guardianship Program through the State of Wisconsin.
As the center celebrates its 60 years of service in the Chippewa Valley, we are reflecting upon the firm foundation with which it was established. The Career Development Center is also looking forward to a prosperous 2020, as we serve new customers and individuals. Please remember you are always welcome to tour and visit the Career Development Center.
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L.E. Phillips Career Development Center
Address: 1515 Ball Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703