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WorkAbility I

The WorkAbility I program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education Special Education Department.  WorkAbility I is a nationally recognized school-to-work program that provides comprehensive pre-employment training, employment placement, and follow-up for high school students in special education who are making the transition from high school to work. 

The vision of the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division is that all individuals with disabilities will successfully participate in preparation for the workplace and independent living.

The mission of WorkAbility I is to promote the involvement of key stakeholders, including students, families, educators, employers and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of experiences that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, lifelong learning and quality adult life.

What does WorkAbility I provide for students receiving special education services? 

  • Students receive services such as: assessment, pre-employment skills training, career awareness, and career exploration.
  • On the job paid training for students at least 16 years or older is implemented for those students who meet training requirements for job placement.

For additional information regarding Workability I, please visit the California Department of Education Website.