WorkAbility1 (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 WorkAbility1 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. 



The mission of WorkAbility1 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. 



Fallbrook Union High School District’s WorkAbility1 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

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


Chamber of Commerce

Palomar College

Mira Costa College



Social Security Administration

Department of Motor Vehicles

D’Vine Path Social Club