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In partnership with local businesses, SJJCC’s innovative Vocational Training & Employability Center (VTEC) program helps teens and young adults on the autism spectrum or with other special needs make vital contributions to the American workforce through professional and personal development. VTEC provides hands-on job experience for young adults with special needs through internships and employment at local businesses. We foster strong community relationships, ensuring both parties get the support they need. For more information, contact Cynthia Harrypersaud, 516.484.1545 ext. 205, charrypersaud@sjjcc.org.

Partial funding for these programs is provided by:

  • The Sheldon A. Sinett BASICS Fund of Sid Jacobson JCC
  • Taft Foundation
  • J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation
  • UJA-Federation of New York

We would like to thank the following local businesses who have partnered with us to provide internships and jobs to our VTEC clients:

Cynthia Harrypersaud

Administrative Assistant, Special Needs Department

(516) 484-1545 x205

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