The WorkAbility 1 Program provides valuable pre-employment transition skills training to special education high school students currently enrolled in one of the Placer County Office of Education Court and Community Schools. This nationally recognized school-to-work program supports the transition of special education students while developing the skills necessary for competitive employment and success outcomes.
The school-based component is designed to promote career awareness and exploration, and involves activities including vocational assessments, soft skills, training, workplace etiquette and guidance to help students discover their strengths and interests. Students 16 and older may be eligible to participate in paid off-campus work placements based on their interests, abilities and aptitudes.
The mission of WorkAbility 1 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 of life.
Funding for the PCOE's Workability 1 Program is made possible by a grant from the California Department of Education.