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WorkAbility

Mission Statement

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

Program Description

 

WorkAbility I is a program which…

  • Provides pre-employment skills training, work site training (as available) and follow-up services for youth in special education who are making the transition from school to work
  • Offers special education students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while also obtaining marketable job skills
  • Benefits students, employers and the community at large
  • Seeks employers in the business community who will give students with special needs a chance to prove themselves

 

Community Employers

 

  • Valley Springs Feed & Pet Supply
  • Pizza Factory
  • Calaveras County Library
  • CalWorks
  • Pic N Save
  • Calaveras Senior Center
  • CCOE Preschool
  • Calaveras County Animal Services
  • Tractor Supply
  • Calaveras Lumber
  • Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
  • Mike’s Pizza
  • Olde Iron Fitness
  • Calaveras Airport
  • Rodz Grill
  • Calaveras Public Access TV
  • Payless IGA
  • Hazel Fischer Extended Day
  • CCOE
  • Mother Lode Job Training
  • San Andreas Elementary
  • Baechler’s Machine Shop

 

THANK YOU!!!!!

 

RESOURCES

 

California Department of Rehabilitation

(916) 324-1313 or (800) 952-5544 (VOICE)
(844) 729-2800 (TTY)

www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/

 

California Department of Education

 (916) 319-0800

www.cde.ca.gov/

 

Valley Mountain Regional Center

 (209) 754-1871

www.vmrc.net/

 

Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)

 (209) 532-0963

www.drail.org/

 

The Resource Connection

 (209) 754-3114

www.trcac.org/

 

Columbia College

(209) 588-5100 (main number)

(209) 588-5134 (DSPS Office

www.gocolumbia.edu

For More Information, please contact:

 

Jamie Lane                                                      Jessica Tapia                                       Jennifer Robinson

Vocational Technician                                        Vocational Technician                            Vocational Technician

Site:  CCOE Transition Program                         Site:  CUSD                                          Site:  BHUHSD

(209) 736-6036                                                  (209) 754-1811 / ext. 5271                     (209) 736-8373

jlane@ccoe.k12.ca.us                                        jtapia@ccoe.k12.ca.us                          jrobinson@ccoe.k12.ca.us