WorkAbility I is a statewide program funded by grants and designed to
provide transition services to students identified with unique needs (IEPs).
WorkAbility I Program Information
- The WorkAbility I program provides comprehensive pre-employment training, employment placement and follow-up for high school students in special education, who are making the transition from school to work, independent living and post-secondary education or training.
- The WorkAbility I program is sponsored by the California Department of Education's Special Education Division in coordination with the California Department of Rehabilitation.
Why WorkAbility I Works
- Program services are appropriate to individual student needs, abilities, and interests.
- Local program sites successfully coordinate state and loca lservice providers to offer comprehensive services tailored to local economic, social, and geographic needs and abilities.
- WorkAbility I provides secondary students with an understanding of job seeking and job keeping skills. The employability of students improves through vocational training and on-the-job work experience.
- Follow-along support services provided by local progam staff greatly increases the potential for student employment success.
- For students, this program provides training and opportunities for success in the work place.
- For employees, WorkAbility I provides workers who are job-ready and anxious to learn.
- For society, employment for persons with disabilities through the WorkAbility I program allows them the opportunity to contribute to society by producing a product or providing a service, as well as paying taxes instead of receiving long-term financial public assistance.