The Occupational Training Center was founded in 1964 when a group of parents and volunteers organized in an effort to provide vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. Prior to the O.T.C. of Burlington County's establishment, people with disabilities had very few opportunities to be productive working members of their communities. Initially, eight people worked at the O.T.C., performing bench assembly operations. Interest in the center continued to grow and by 1974, approximately 110 people with disabilities were receiving training at the O.T.C.