OCTEC is a leader in assisting people and their communities to provide early pathways to employment, and to help individuals adjust to changing employment conditions.
To do this, much of the focus of OCTEC programs is on vocational education and training, disability support and employment services. A key to the success achieved by OCTEC has been tailoring training and support to individual needs and local circumstances. This has required OCTEC to continuously evolve as an organisation over the 40 years of our existence.
The training, support and employment spheres in which OCTEC operates are becoming increasingly competitive. They are becoming increasingly dominated by large providers from both the public and private sectors. As a medium-sized provider from the community sector, OCTEC has been able to differentiate what it does, specialising in key areas of training and support, while maintaining a network of customised services across NSW, and now in the ACT and Victoria.