WorkAbility I

School & Job
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The purpose of WorkAbility I

To help students enter the world of work

Provide government-funded training and wages for special education students

Teach employment skills to high school students while they complete their education

Match students with suitable employment opportunities

What does WorkAbility provide?

Assessments and evaluation of students' interests and abilities

Job readiness training and vocational training for students

Careful screening of applicants, placement assistance, continual follow-up 
and monitoring of student performance

Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

The WorkAbility Process
Job Search: Locate potential employers among businesses in the local communities.

Applications: Assist with job applications and forms required for employment. Review performance prior to actual interview.

Legal Documents: Help prepare and submit necessary legal documents.

Employment: Provide job coaching and assist with any problems that may arise on the job.

On the Job: The WorkAbility I Coordinator will help you if a problem arises and will make site visits during your work experience.

Legal Forms Required
Work Permit
Copy of Social Security Card
Release Forms (for travel to job and photo / web page)
Employment Eligibility Verification
Release of Job History

Labor Laws
Ages 14 and 15
3 hours per day on any school day
8 hours on any non-school day
Maximum of 18 hours per week

Ages 16 and 17
4 hours per day on any school day
8 hours on any non-school day or on any day preceding a non-school day
Maximum of 48 hours per week

Occupational Restrictions
Students under age 18 may not operate motor vehicles, bakery equipment, woodworking machinery, hoist, forklifts, shears, nor any power-driven machinery including saws and paper-shredders.

Occupations not allowed include logging, sawmill work, roofing, demolition, metal forming, tire-changing, punch press, and shearing.

Note: Employers have copies of Labor Laws.

It pays to work!

For more information on this program, contact:

Kristine Hess, Program Coordinator
khess@modoccoe.k12.ca.us   
(530) 233-7132

Career Specialists:
Marcella Andreasen, All Districts
mandreasen@modoccoe.org
(530) 233-7162

Shannan Bickford, Stronghold
sbickford@modoccoe.k12.ca.us
(530) 233-5215

Kim Schmidt, SVJUSD/MJUSD
kschmidt@modoccoe.org
                                                (530) 233-1839

                                                Tara Wright, TBJUSD
                                                 twright@modoccoe.org
                                                 (530) 667-2413

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