The WorkAbility (WA) and Transition Partnership Program (TPP) are divisions of the Special Education Department. These programs continue the Poway Unified School District mission of "excellence in all we do." Although there have been many changes and much growth over the years, what remains constant is our commitment to providing quality services to our students, leading to their successful inclusion as adults in the community. Whether it is providing that vital first paid employment experience or assisting students in developing their goals, program staff believes in the value of promoting career and technical education.
The WorkAbility (WA) program is a program funded by the California State Department of Education that enables students with physical, mental or learning disabilities, ages 16-21, to gain marketable job specific skills needed in today's competitive job market. Services available through the program include:
When appropriate, subsidized employment at $10.50 per hour
Workplace skills training
Job development/placement assistance
If you would like to refer a student who is at least 16 years of age, please use the link below to print out a WorkAbility Referral Form. Complete the form and return by FAX at 858-485-1501 or through district mail addressed to Special Education -- WorkAbility Program.
WORKABILITY REFERRAL FORM
WORKABILITY - MIDDLE SCHOOL (WA-MS)
The WorkAbility Middle School program is designed to empower students at the middle school level to create a personal vision and prepare them to enter high school with academic/social skills and career awareness to make informed choices. Key components include coordinated instruction and activities that integrate school, community and the workplace. Activities may include but are not limited to:
Career exploration classroom instruction
Career interest inventory
Career Day participation
Developing an Individualized Transition Plan (ITP)
Utilizing the Internet for career exploration
Phone: (858) 484-1180 ext. 3733