Rialto Workability Programs
About WorkAbilityWorkability is a state funded program that provides pre-employment skills training, worksite training and follow up services for youth (age 12 - 22) in Special Education who are making the transition from school to work.It provides student with disabilities the opportunity to complete their secondary education while obtaining marketable job sites. It is funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.
High School Workability
Our High School WorkAbility Programs 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 postsecondary education or training.
Our WorkAbility Transition Case Technicians provide secondary students with an understanding of job seeking and job keeping skills. The employability of students improves through on-campus pre-vocational opportunities, referrals to agencies that assist with employment support like the Department of Rehabilitation or Jobs for Youth, and to volunteer opportunities. In addition, Our Workability Transition Case Technicians provide coaching and 2 year follow along support services to increase the potential for ongoing student employment success.
Our WorkAbility Program seeks employers in the business community who will give students with special needs a chance to prove themselves in a competitive, integrated employment setting.
Middle School Workability
Middle School WorkAbility has been developed to assist 5 - 8 grade students with IEP's to enter high school with the academic, social skills and career awareness necessary to make informed choices. WorkAbility is a California middle school to high school transition program working to benefit students and teachers throughout Rialto Unified School District.
Participating students receive the following benefits:
- Awareness of the connection between academic skills and the future
- Career Exploration Activities
- Field Trips
- Vocational, interest, and values inventories
- Community Service Learning
- Job Shadowing
- Career speakers
- Empowerment to create a personal vision of their future