Preparing students to learn, grow, thrive and achieve life-long success

WorkAbility I and WorkAbility I Middle School

The Solano County Office of Education WorkAbility I program promotes independent living and provides comprehensive pre-employment worksite training, employment, and follow up services for youth in special education who are making the transition from school to work. The program serves both middle school and high school students. The middle school project assists eighth grade students with the transition to high school and with linking school to future careers. They are provided self-determination, career exploration and self-advocacy training. The secondary program assists students with the actual transition from high school. The goal is to have students employed and/or be enrolled in a training program leading to a job in their chosen career field.

The WorkAbility project currently serves over 200 high school and post-secondary students, and 130 middle school students.

The staff includes:

Director, Resource Development and Transition Services
Susan Labrecque

Program Manager, Workforce Development
LaKesha Lovett

Secretary /Program Analysts

Lindsay Caceres
Karin Ross

Vocational Specialists

Anna Bell
SCOE Adult Programs-Golden Hills Education Center and Irene Larsen Center

Ramona Berardi
SCOE Adult Transition - Benicia High School
Benicia Middle School

Teri Cisneros
SCOE High School at Fairfield HS

Nick Lillard
SCOE High School at Vanden HS
Crystal Middle School
Dover Middle School
Grange Middle School
Suisun Middle School

Kim Mora
SCOE Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Green Valley Middle School
Oakbrook Academy of the Arts

Jaime Peak
SCOE High School at Vacaville HS
SCOE High School at Wood HS

Brenda Pignataro
Dixon High School
Maine Prairie High School
SCOE Adult Programs-Maine Prairie

Shelia Vogel
SCOE Adult Program-Fairfield-Suisun Adult School

Anne Vorhauer
SCOE High School at Armijo HS