Our mission is to be a viable business enterprise as a means to provide meaningful and appropriate vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities or disadvantages.
Our articles of incorporation state the purpose for which we organized was: "To establish maintain, manage and support, through public and individual effort and appeal, a place for the employment of persons who are disabled or disadvantaged, and to provide a means where by such persons can enter into a gainful occupation."The people who are participating in the work areas are as diverse as the products provided. Individuals referred to the Center come from all over the state, from as far south as Milwaukee and north to Rice Lake, and from around the world. In addition to the vocational opportunities, the Career Development Center also has a Corporate Guardianship program. We have been approved for 125 wards throughout the State of Wisconsin, and currently have 92 wards appointed by the court.
Today, the LE. Phillips Career Development Center serves over one thousand individuals on a yearly basis, while maintaining the original purpose for which the Center was originated. The Center works in collaboration with several other agencies, such as the Eau Claire School District, Chippewa Valley Technical College and Literacy Volunteers of America.