History of LTC

Lincoln Training Center was founded in 1964 by a group of parents for the purpose of providing meaningful employment for adults with disabilities. Operating out of a borrowed facility with a small work force of individuals with disabilities, the founding parents took in their first paid contract—rolling newsprint for a local company. This contract resulted in the primary funding for the Center.

Today, Lincoln Training Center is headquartered in a 32,000 square-foot facility in South El Monte. Providing support to more than 500 adults with disabilities, the Production Services Department offers packaging, sorting, weighing, assembly, disassembly, labeling, laminating, collating, shrink wrapping and light manufacturing services. Offsite, the Supported Employment program places workers into community job settings. Currently, more than 50 offsite companies employee workers from Lincoln Training Center for jobs that include janitorial, landscaping, inventory control, packaging, retail and clerical work.

In 2001, Lincoln Training Center opened a satellite office in Roseville to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Northern California, and in 2006, services extended to Supported Employment sites to Fresno.