Valley Educational
Associates, Inc.

PO Box 46
Hatfield, MA 01038
Phone: 413-349-4120
Fax: 413-349-4122


VEA Production Sites

Valley Manufacturing
317 Meadow St.
Chicopee, MA
413 493-7083

Valley Industries

140 Carando Dr.
Springfield, MA
413 731-7056

Valley Bookcases
54C Whately Rd.
S. Deerfield, MA
413 665-0062


Welcome to the VEA website



Valley Educational Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501C3 designated corporation providing work experience and training to the developmentally disabled.

Today, VEA operates three work/training facilities throughout the Pioneer Valley and serves over 80 individuals with disabilities. Individuals are trained and supported to perform paid jobs within the local community as well as in our own work centers.

The individuals served by VEA perform real work and are paid real wages.

Over 30 years performing production work in the areas of:


Parts Assembly Packaging Sorting
Disassembly Collating Labeling

17,000 sq. feet of production space
Safe and efficient pick up and delivery of materials
Motivated and reliable work force of over 80 individuals
On-site quality control
Assembly tables  ~  Forklifts   ~   Loading docks    ~   Scales   ~   Trucks   ~   Warehouse

Valley Educational Associates is proud of the fact that it has participated in ten (10) survey and certification reviews with the The Office of Quality Enhancement (OQE) within the Office of Quality Management, and has achieved nine consecutive Certifications with Distinction.  Few agencies in the state of Massachusetts have been able to equal this outstanding record.


The VEA Story

Valley Educational Associates, Inc. became incorporated as a not-for-profit agency in 1982 to provide vocational training and employment services to adults with disabilities. Through the years, the agency has expanded from a small, eight-person workshop to its current operation serving over 80 individuals in three separate locations (shops) and various community-based jobs throughout Western Massachusetts.

The guiding principle that defines the goals of this agency is the belief that all people, regardless of the challenges they face, can effectively perform "real work for real pay" and become valuable members of the workforce.

Read more: The VEA Story


VEA is proud to host our first annual 5K run on November 7, 2015 at the Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke, MA.

Interested in being a sponsor or particiating in this family-friendly event? Read more about it!

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