WorkAbility 1

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Mission Statement

The mission of WorkAbility 1 is to promote the involvement of students, families, educators, employers, and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, lifelong learning, and quality of life.

What is WorkAbility 1?

WorkAbility 1 (WA1) is a pre-employment / work readiness and transition program for students, ages 14-22, in special education. Grant funded and administered by the California Department of Education-Special Education Division, WA1 provides students with the opportunity to obtain career awareness, soft skills, work experience, and transition guidance while completing their secondary education or adult transition classes.  

There are numerous WA1 projects throughout California. Each project operates within the grant requirements, as well as the unique needs of each district and their available community resources. Therefore, not all WorkAbility1 projects operate the same. 

Fallbrook Union High School District’s WorkAbility 1 project is one of the more established projects in the state. FUHSD WA1 aims to increase our students’ post-secondary success in college, vocational training, and / or employment, and assist them with becoming positive contributors in the community. 


Mr. Johnson

WA 1 Coordinator

760-723-6300 Ext. 2415

Helpful Resources

Fallbrook Union High School District’s Work Ability1 program has the committed and valued support of local business who collaborate to provide our students with opportunities for hands-on work experience. The businesses provide a real-world job training atmosphere where students can explore different entry level job and duties within industries that interest the students. Students receive valuable soft-skills that can be used in any field or industry.

Here is a list of our current business partners:

ACE Party Rentals

Camp Pendleton USMC-MCCS: Lake O'Neill Campground, Inns of the Corps, Marine Memorial Golf Course, & Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Alley

Batter Up 
Costello's Auto Repair & Collision 
D’Vine Path
Fallbrook Fertilizer
Fallbrook Food Pantry
Fallbrook Senior Center/Thrift Store
First Student Transportation Services
Grangetto’s Farm and Garden Supply
Hidden Treasures
Oak Grove Bakery
Major Market Floral Dept
Oak Grove Bakery
Rainbow Oaks Restaurant


Department of Motor Vehicles:

D'Vine Social Club: 

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce:

Goodwill :

Mira Costa College:

Palomar College:

Social Security Administration: