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WorkAbility I


Mission of WorkAbility I (WAI)

The mission of WAI is to promote the involvement of key stakeholders including students, families, educators, employers, and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, lifelong learning, and quality of life.


Students with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP) that attend a Pajaro Valley USD middle or high school are eligible to receive services.  These services, however, are not mandated by the IEP and should not be confused with transition services which are a required component.  Eligible students may receive some, many, or all school-based components but not all eligible students will be placed in a paid work-based experience.


School-Based Components
  • Career/Vocational assessments (Formal and informal evaluations of interests, skills, abilities, and personality)
  • Career Counseling and Guidance
  • Partnership Collaboration or Parent Participation
  • At least one of the following (Career Awareness activities, Career Exploration Activities, and/or Career Preparation)


Work-Based Components
  • Job development
  • Student Interview
  • Employment
  • Job retention
  • Worksite check-in
  • Work-Based follow-along


Contact us

Ramona Young
Career Development Specialist II
(831) 786-2100 ext. 2808

Yvette Tapia
Career Development Specialist I
(831) 786-2100 ext. 2839

Business, Education & Labor Committee Mission

Promote and recognize partnerships between business, education,and the labor force for WorkAbility I Programs at the local, regional, and state laws.