Workability III teaches students the skills that will help them transition to meaningful careers and realize their potential."
What is WorkAbility III?
WorkAbility III (WAIII) programs are established between select California community colleges and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). WAIII programs serve individuals with disabilities who are both community college students and DOR consumers desiring employment. Students are referred to the WAIII program by their DOR vocational rehabilitation counselor for enhanced, coordinated vocational services to help them obtain meaningful employment. The San Diego Community College District’s WAIII program has been in place since 1989 and continues to provide uniquely individualized services to its diverse program participants.
Who is eligible?
In order to receive services through our program, you must be:
- A client of the California Department of Rehabilitation, or eligible for its services.
- A student attending classes, or willing to take classes, within the San Diego Community College District (credit or non-credit).
If you are a student and you are not yet a client of the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), please contact an office near you to schedule an appointment with an intake counselor. To apply online or for more information, visit the DOR website.
Career Exploration/Vocational Assessment
Specialized Vocational Counseling
Employment Preparation, Job Development, Placement, and Retention
Our vocational specialists monitor student progress once they have become employed for a minimum of 90 days. We focus on teaching job retention strategies and remain available to assist students after they have been hired. We can visit the workplace, as appropriate, and can be brought on to consult with the student’s employer/supervisor/team if requested by the student.
Work Experience and Internships
WorkAbility also participates in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), which is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
For an opportunity to meet with the WorkAbility III program coordinator, and to learn more about our program as well as the
Department of Rehabilitation, please join us for a virtual meet-up held every Thursday from 12:00-12:30pm via Zoom.
WorkAbility III | Shawn Fiala, Acting Program Coordinator | email@example.com
(619) 388-6984 (office)