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Lindsey Smith - Program Director

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VTE is an affiliate of Futures Explored serving adults with Developmental Disabilities in Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties.  VTE provides a wide range of supports designed to promote independence in the community.  VTE was created in 1981 and merged with Futures Explored in 2004.  Here are some of the programs VTE offers:

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CCTP (Community College Transition Project):
This program is designed to provide support to people with developmental disabilities attending local community colleges in order for them to be successful in this endeavor.  VTE currently provides services at American River, Sacramento City, and Cosumnes River Colleges.  VTE provides support in areas such as self advocacy, organization, navigating the financial aid and school systems, social skills, mobility, and health and safety.

The State Department of Child Support Services:
This exciting employment opportunity provides job opportunities in an office environment.  Utilizing high speed scanners and various computer programs, consumers working at this site transfer paper files into electronic format.

Alta Regional Center: This employment opportunity, added in 2011, focuses on preparing paper files and scanning them into electronic format.

Sodexo/UC Davis: VTE has partnered with Sodexo for over 20 years to provide job opportunities in a food service setting at the UC Davis campus.

Project SEARCH: A joint endeavor between VTE, San Juan School District, and Kaiser Permanente, the SEARCH program is designed to provide internship opportunities in a hospital setting.  Consumers in this program rotate through 3 separate unpaid internships in different hospital departments during their 9 months in the program.  Focus is placed on developing both the soft skills necessary to maintain employment and marketable job skills which can be transferred into various work locations.  Once interns have completed their internship rotations, they enter Job Development and are placed into jobs in the community.

Mobility Training: VTE staff work 1 on 1 with clients to teach them how to safely use public transit to access various locations in their community.

Tailored Day Service: A 1:1 service of up to 6 hours per week.  This service can be used for a variety of training and support including attending Community College and working on Pre-Vocational skills.

  VTE Consumers
Services VTE Provides:
  • Job Training
  • Job Supervision
  • Follow up Services
  • Job Assessment
  • Support Services
  • Retraining
  • Advocacy
  • Community College Support
  • Job Development
  • Mobility Training
  • Tailored Day Service
VTE’s Consumer Employers:
  • Alta California Regional Center
  • Department of Child Support Services
  • Davis Waste Removal
  • Fresh Choice
  • La Bou
  • Chuck E Cheese
  • Sacramento Bee
  • Sodexo Services/UC Davis
  • Home Depot
  • Woodland Health Clinic
  • Starbucks
  • TSI
  • Aramark- American River College
  • Safeway