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Transition Services

Workability 1

WorkAbility I is a training program for special education students ages 14-22 designed to promote career awareness and exploration while students complete their secondary education program.

WorkAbility I provides students with opportunities for job shadowing, paid and non-paid work experience, and ongoing support and guidance from vocational personnel.  WorkAbility I is administered by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.

Business Benefits

  • Screened students ready to learn and work
  • Worker interest/skills matched to employer’s needs
  • Ongoing employee support services
  • Low-risk, low-cost job training
  • Trained employees ready to hire

Student Benefits

  • Career exploration
  • Work experience
  • Support system in making career decisions
  • Interagency collaboration
  • Assessment of vocational interests and aptitudes
  • Follow-up upon exiting

Employment Applications for Students

Documents Require Adobe Reader

  1. WorkAbility 1 School to Career Application -
  2. W-4 Federal Tax form -
  3. I-9 Federal form -
  4. WorkAbility check off sheet
  5. Work Permit if under 18 yrs old
  6. Placement form
  7. Baseline Data Profile
  8. Valid ID with date of birth.
  9. Social Security Card.
  10. Current school schedule.

WorkAbility I Program 2009/2010

WorkAbiliity 1: A California Transition Program 

Tina Lehman
All of these documents must be submitted with all required signatures before an application will be accepted.