WorkAbility I

Last Updated: 7/26/2022 10:04 PM

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What is WorkAbility?

  • WorkAbility is a school-based transition program working to benefit students, employers, and the community at large by meeting the needs of local job markets.
  • Helps promote independent living and provides comprehensive pre-employment and follow-up services for youth in special education.
  • Provides secondary special education students ages 16 to 22 with the opportunity to obtain marketable job skills while completing their education.

Program Information

The WorkAbility Program provides comprehensive pre-employment skills 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 program also offers special education students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while obtaining marketable job skills.

The program seeks employers in the business community who will give students with special needs a chance to prove themselves.

Optional Classroom Activities

  • Resume planning and writing
  • Filling out work forms
  • Interview skills
  • Work Readiness Activities
  • Transition Packet
  • Personal Assessments
    • Formal
    • Informal

Work Site Placement

Eligible students will be placed in paid entry level positions for 6-8 weeks. There are three sessions per year: Summer, Fall, and Spring.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current IEP
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Good attendance and behavior
  • Orientation attendance
  • Complete application packet

Business Partners for Work Site Placement

  • Best Buy
  • CVS (17 yrs and up)
  • Dr. Barnes Optometry
  • GameStop
  • HomeGoods
  • Louie’s Nursery
  • Petco
  • Pizza Factory (18 years plus Food Handler’s Card)
  • SoCal Mulch
  • Texas Roadhouse (Food Handler’s Card)
  • TJ Maxx
  • True Value Hardware (18 years)
  • Walgreens

Program Contact

Alejandra Garcia
Job Development Specialist
(951) 943-6369 ext. 81123
1151 N "A" Street
Perris, CA 92570




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