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WorkAbility I Program

California's Business Education Partnership Benefiting Secondary Special Education Students of Our Community


WorkAbility I is funded by the California Department of Education Special Education Division


What is WorkAbility I and Who Participates? 

WorkAbility I is a California school and community transition program working to benefit students, employers, and the community at large, which successfully meets the needs of local job markets. WorkAbility I promotes independent living and provides comprehensive pre-employment worksite training, employment and follow-up services for youth in special education who are making the transition from school to work, post-secondary education or training. WorkAbility I provides secondary special education students the opportunity to obtain marketable job skills while completing their education.


How does WorkAbility I Benefit Employers? 

Participating Employers receive the following benefits:

• Screened job ready worker
• Workers whose skills and interests are assessed and matched to employer needs
• On-going support services to student and employer


What Requirements Must the Employer Meet? 

  • Provide a job description and identify essential functions.
  • Designate an employee in the work area as a contact person.
  • Provide a challenging employment opportunity.

What Related Services Does WorkAbility I Provide? 

  • Evaluation of student interests and abilities
  • Vocational training
  • Placement assistance and follow-up
  • Training in order to upgrade skills
  • Work site monitoring and supervision

WorkAbility does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, or disability in the administration of its programs.

Workability I Program 2017 - 2018 School Year

Currently, ATP students are in the Workability I Program with companies such as Dave & Busters, Sprouts, Petco, Costco, Marshalls, Old Navy, Cypress Lawn, and Smart & Final.