WorkAbility Students

WorkAbility students on the job

WorkAbility is a statewide program funded through the California Department of Education and administered by the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

WorkAbility was established in 1981 and thousands of students from California have benefitted from the collaboration between businesses and schools. The program provides pre-employment training, employment placement and follow-up for high school students who are making the transition from school to work. WorkAbility offers students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while also obtaining marketable job skills.

WorkAbility works in partnership with local businesses to provide opportunities for qualified students to learn job skills in community based work environments. Careful determination of the student’s skills is used for employment placement considerations. Worker’s compensation coverage is provided through the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Participating Districts:

  • Blochman
  • Carpinteria
  • Cuyama
  • Guadalupe
  • Lompoc
  • Orcutt
  • Santa Barbara
  • SYV Consortium
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita

Participating Middle/Jr. High Schools:

  • Arrellanes Junior High
  • Benjamin Foxen School
  • Carpinteria Middle School
  • Cuyama Elementary School
  • El Camino Junior High
  • Felser Junior High
  • Jonata Middle School
  • Kermit McKenzie Junior High
  • Mission Valley School
  • Lakeview Junior High
  • Lompoc Valley Middle School
  • Los Olivos Elementary
  • Orcutt Junior High
  • Tommie Kunst Junior High
  • Santa Ynez Elementary School
  • Santa Ynez Valley Charter School
  • Solvang Elementary School
  • Vandenberg Middle School

Participating High Schools:

  • Cabrillo
  • Carpinteria
  • Dos Pueblos
  • Ernest Righetti
  • Lompoc
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria
  • San Marcos
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Ynez