A Note of Appreciation from Pechanga Resort & Casino
As we strive to remain "California's Best", all of us in the EVS department would like to express our gratitude toward the VIP crew. They have assisted our team to ensure the tasks at hand are completed accurately and efficiently. It has been a pleasure working with all of you. Thank you very much for all of your assistance.
- Bill Wilson
EVS Manager, Pechanga Resort & Casino
Nestlé Promotes Teamwork, Partnerships, and Independence
The Vocational Improvement Program has been a part of the Nestlé Mira Loma Distribution Center for many years. When we were first introduced to the program and VIP explained that people with disabilities would be coming here to work, it raised a few eyebrows. However, as time passed and the VIP group was able to assist us through some major inspection audits, they demonstrated that their tasks were value added. We now consider VIP an important part of our Distribution Center support staff. The clients have won our hearts and minds by displaying pride and joy in what they do. You can ask any of our senior employees and they will all express the importance in what VIP does and the big part VIP plays in keeping the 'Nestlé Machine' working well.
- Reggie Hunter
Quality Assurance Supervisor
The VIP Team has Provided us with Outstanding Team Members
It has been my privilege to work with the VIP team for well over 10 years. We have a true partnership that has enabled a great working relationship between both companies. The VIP Team has provided us with outstanding Team Members that we have embraced as part of our Frito-Lay family. The entire team works very hard. Their passion and energy, as well as commitment to Frito-Lay, is outstanding. The quality of their work is impeccable.
We have been fortunate to have had several of our VIP Team Members have long working relationships with us. Kellie, and the majority of her teammates, has worked with Frito-Lay for over 10 years. They always have a smile and exhibit a positive can-do attitude. They have all prioritized work over their own family/personal needs on more than one occasion, stressing to their loved ones that they cannot let Frito-Lay down. I can honestly say that our VIP Team Members have inspired us on more than one occasion.
However, I would share that the impact of that partnership resounds well beyond Frito-Lay when you consider the larger impact to the community and state if local businesses and government were not supporting programs like this. We are proud to have VIP as a partner, and even more proud of the Team Members that ARE part of our Frito-Lay family.
- Chris Taylor
Director, Logistics, Distribution and Transportation Frito-Lay
Their Positive Attitude is Contagious
We have recognized a much higher attendance rate from our associates with disabilities compared to our associates without disabilities. Their positive attitude is contagious and continues to spread across our workforce. The work ethic of the clients is impeccable; we hold in high regard for what they contribute to the continued success of Sears.
- Danny Chavarria
General Manager, Sears Holdings Corporation
The Cost Savings Has Been Substantial
Cal State San Bernardino is very happy and proud to be partnering with VIP. The quality service that they provide and the positive impact that the workers at VIP bring to the table have been beyond expectations. Further, the cost savings of having VIP perform our janitorial services has been substantial — these hard workers have been instrumental in keeping our facility clean and our budget intact. Working with VIP has helped Cal State San Bernardino fulfill its mission of being committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its students and the communities it serves.
- Rick Craig
Director, CSUSB Recreational Sports