The mission of VIP Industries is to provide work experience for persons with developmental disabilities.
We believe in the value of work! Besides earning funds to support oneself, work is integral to providing purpose in our lives. Everyone has different skills, talents, knowledge and attributes. Work is an outlet for us to exhibit our gifts, skills and talents productively.
The satisfaction gained from a job well done, recognition for the effort invested and the social interaction gained through teamwork all promote continued development while enhancing individual responsibility.
2017 marks 50 years of the Sheltered Workshop and VIP Industries in Cape Girardeau County.
If you are the parent or guardian of an adult with developmental disabilities that is interested in obtaining employment for him/her, please contact us! We are happy to assist you in identifying the right employment fit, whether that is in the Workshop or in the community.
Nancy Sander was one of the first employees of the Cape Girardeau Sheltered Workshop. Her story is that of the workshop and is like so many others that have been employed at VIP.
This video from 2015 captures a typical year for us. Beyond the work that we do, it is all about the lives we lead.