The Folsom Cordova Unified School DistrictMission of WorkAbility ITo promote the involvement of key stakeholders (students, families, educators, youth servingorganizations, workforce development organizations, post-secondary education and training, and business partners)in the planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transitionto competitive, integrated employment (CIE), lifelong learning, and quality adult life. The WAI program is funded and administered by the California Office of Education and offers special education students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while obtaining marketable job skills for success in the modern labor market.
“Learn to Earn”
Folsom Cordova Unified School District utilizes an integrated curriculum, which includes business ethics, career interest exploration, future planning, computer skills (including the use of the internet), and phases of the job search. Students learn to build a career portfolio that will help take them into college and employment. WorkAbility I Students who are ready to enter the workplace learn many additional employment skills such as completing job applications, interviewing skills, and even “Surviving a Panel Interview”.Employment Experiences
Folsom Cordova Unified School District offers off-campus substidized employment opportunities throughout the Folsom and Rancho Cordova area. Examples of employers participating include retail stores, local theaters, restaurants, fast food establishments, and many more. Junior, senior and A.C.T.T. students who attend our pre-employment workshops learn the tools needed for successful employment can be placed in an employment experiences once qualifications are met.