Project Workability is a job development program, funded by the California Department of Education, for high school students age 14 and older who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Job readiness, training and job placement are the primary objectives of Workability1 (WA1).
Students may self-refer or teachers and/or parents can refer their students to WA1. The Job Developer will meet with the student and sign them up for the program, with parent consent. The student may receive pre-employment training, including:
- Assistance completing job applications and developing resumes
- Interview skill training and the opportunity to participate in pre-arranged interviews with prospective employers
- Continued job counseling
- Job experience
- The opportunity to experience success in the workplace - often boosting self esteem
- For some students, supervised on-site work experience.
For additional information, contact Kristy St. George, Coordinator WA1, (408) 354-2520, x310 email@example.com
NOTE: If your child has an IEP, please contact your case manager.
A shining example...
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Inspirational stories - "Life After High School"
"Life After High School," co-sponsored by the Parenting Continuum and Kristy St. George of the district's WorkAbility program, shared stories about alternative pathways after high school. Hear student stories by clicking on the links below:
condensed version, 33:25 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyEtkv4hO5w
2. Part 1 of 2, 41:52 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
3. Part 2 of 2: 42:20 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch…