Workability Transition Program

California

~~• “The WAI program offers students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) the opportunity to complete their secondary education while also obtaining marketable job skills. WAI provides secondary students with an understanding of job seeking and job keeping skills. The employability of students improves through occupational class training and on-the-job subsidized or unsubsidized work experience.
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• The WAI 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. Local program sites successfully coordinate state and local service providers to offer comprehensive services tailored to local economic, social, and geographic needs and abilities.
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• Two year follow-along support services provided by local program staff greatly increase the potential for student employment success.”
 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
Date Enacted: 
07/03/2017
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