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 competitive, integrated employment (CIE), lifelong learning and quality of life. This will be implemented as defined in California Education Code (EC) sections 56470–56474.
The WAI program offers students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) the opportunity to complete their high school education while also obtaining marketable job skills. WAI provides secondary students with an understanding of job seeking and job keeping skills.
WorkAbility I is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education Special Education Department.