Dear Parents/Guardians,


The purpose of this letter is to inform you that New Haven students are eligible to participate in the WorkAbility I career awareness and training program.

Students will be exposed to independent living skills with an emphasis on work readiness.  The classes will take place during the school day and/or at scheduled times in the afternoon.

Students who participate in vocational classes (Youth Build, Woodshop, Culinary and Computer Technology) and who are 16 years old or older, may have the opportunity to be paid for their work.  The process for students to receive paid positions is outlined below:

  1. Student is accepted into the class and is provided with specific training for one quarter.
  2. Student applies for a paid position after training period is completed.
  3. If accepted, the student would work either at our Melrose location or in the community with a local business.

****Prior to a student being accepted for a paid position, a work permit (signed by the guardian) and a copy of their social security card would need to be provided.

It is important to note that the program is administered by the California Department of Education-Special Education Division and there is limited funding available.  Therefore, students will be required to maintain good behavior to maintain eligibility.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.



Kate Rubalcava, Director

WorkAbility I New Haven

760-630-4035 x437