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WorkAbility I / Transition Partnership Program

What is WorkAbility I

The WorkAbility I (WAI) grant programs provide comprehensive training in work, 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 WAI program is funded and administered by the California Department of Education and offers special education students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while also obtaining marketable job skills for success in the modern labor market.

WorkAbility I Services

Trainings

WorkAbility I provides secondary students with an understanding of job seeking and job keeping skills. Students can be referred to WorkAbility by their case carrier, parent, administrators and other service professionals for service. WorkAbility actively visits classrooms to promote services and awareness of opportunities for training. Students are served in groups as well as individually.


Paid Internships

Students are eligible for a temporary paid internship if they meet the criteria below:

  • Good Attendance
  • Can not have excessive truancies,detentions or tardies
  • 2.0 or high GPA
  • 16 years or older
  • Can work independently
  • Must have a way to get to work (bus, bike, family member, car)
  • Referral from case carrier
  • Students must have an active I.E.P

Paid Internships are limited due to budget. If your student is interested in this service please contact us asap to see if their are spaces still available.

Straight Hire

WorkAbility job developers can assist your student in locating and acquiring competitive integrated employment. WorkAbility assist with job search, applications, resumes and interviewing. Participating student should meet criteria below to receive service.

  • Good Attendance
  • Can not have excessive truancies,detentions or tardies
  • 2.0 or high GPA
  • 16 years or older
  • Can work independently
  • Must have a way to get to work (bus, bike, family member, car)

Summary


  • For students, this program provides training and opportunities for success in the work place.
  • For employers, WorkAbility I provides workers who are job-ready and anxious to learn.
  • For society, employment for persons with disabilities through the WorkAbility I program allows them the opportunity to contribute to society by producing a product or providing a service, as well as paying taxes instead of receiving long-term financial public assistance.

Contact WorkAbility I

Staff

Dane Cangro, Director

Email: dcangro@tustin.k12.ca.us / Phone: 714-730-7301 ext: 51430

Sharon Vedder, Job Placement Specialist

Email: mvedder@tustin.k12.ca.us / Phone: 714-730-7301 ext: 51434

Transition Partnership Program

TPP Careers Class (Elective)

What is TPP

The Transition Partnership Project (TPP) is a vocational educational program for students with mild learning disabilities. TPP is a collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation. Teamed with DOR, TPP promotes Job Exploration Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, Work-based Learning Experience, Counseling on Post-Secondary Options and Self-Advocacy.


TPP Services

Job Exploration Counseling

TPP Job Exploration Counseling can include a wide variety of classroom activities which help individuals with career-related issues. TPP works with youth seeking to explore career options.


Workplace Readiness Training

To be a successful employee, it is necessary to have a wide range of employable skills. Our programs focus on developing skills in job searching, interviewing and keeping a new job.

Work-based Learning Experience

Students are eligible for a temporary paid internship if they meet the criteria below:

  • Good Attendance
  • Can not have excessive truancies, detentions or tardies
  • 2.0 or high GPA
  • 16 years or older
  • Can work independently
  • Must have a way to get to work (bus, bike, family member, car)
  • Referral from case carrier
  • Must be approved by TPP/DOR counselors and enrolled in TPP Careers Class
  • Active I.E.P

Paid Internships are limited due to budget. If your student is interested in this service please contact us asap to see if there are spaces still available.

Counseling on Post Secondary

Pre-employment transition services are provided to students with disabilities to further develop an awareness of career and education opportunities, the general skills needed for employment success in any field, and the skills needed to appropriately advocate for themselves as they prepare to exit secondary education and enter the workforce or other post-school activities.

Self-Advocacy

Developed for use with a wide range‚ of student academic and vocational abilities and based on the principles of‚ self-determination, the Self Advocacy curriculum helps students discern‚ their interests and abilities, learn more about post-secondary options, make‚ choices and decisions, and chart a career and life course into their future.

Contacts

Staff

Dane Cangro, TPP Vocational Specialist Lead

Email: dcangro@tustin.k12.ca.us / Phone: 714-730-7301 ext: 51430

Joyce Gold, TPP Job Developer

Email: jgold@tustin.k12.ca.us /Phone: 714-730-7301 ext: 51435

Britney Love, TPP Office Clerk

Email: blove@tustin.k12.ca.us / 714-730-7301 Ext: 51431