WorkAbility III Employment Services for Students
Career and Professional Development at Napa Valley College
WorkAbility III Program
707-256-7332 Edward Beanes-Job Readiness Students
707-256-7454 Noah Morris-Job Placement Students
WorkAbility III Students:
Employment and Job Development services are available so as to prepare you for the employment goal chosen while enrolled with The Department of Rehabilitation. As a participant, you must:
Meet with Academic and Job Developer /Employer Liason regularly so as to maintain relationship both with Department of Rehab counselor, and WAIII Staff (Call 707-256-7371 for an appt or drop in hours)
Provide documentation regarding job search with job development specialist so as to support program graduates who are seeking professional employment.
Master Application ( all clients are required to fill out this form)
Monthly Job Development Form (for our job placement clients who are ready to work) Due on the 20th of Each month. Please email or fax forms to our office.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Students utilizing Schedule A letters will not have to provide a certification of readiness as a condition of appointment! READ!
Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued final regulations pertaining to a special hiring authority for the appointment of persons with certain disabilities. The final rule for “Excepted Service – Appointment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Severe Physical Disabilities, and Psychiatric Disabilities,” also known as “Schedule A Hiring Authority,” simplifies the hiring process for job applicants with disabilities who have work, educational, or other relevant experience, by relieving them of the burden of procuring “certificates of readiness” as a condition of appointment. The new regulations are consistent with the President’s policy of removing barriers and encouraging the employment of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce, as expressed in Executive Order 13548, Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals With Disabilities.
“We deliver the best results to the American people when we include all parts of our society in our workforce, and take full advantage of their skills and perspectives,” said OPM Director, John Berry. “It’s important to recruit, hire, develop and retain a competitive and diverse workforce, so that we tap the potential of all groups – including Americans with disabilities.”
Previously, an individual with a disability who wished to be appointed under the Schedule A authority was required not only to establish that he or she had a qualifying disability but also to submit a “certification of job readiness,” essentially a formal written assessment, by a medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist, or disability benefit agency, that the applicant could reasonably be expected to perform in a particular work environment. This final rule removes the requirement for a certification of job readiness. Now an applicant will only need to establish that he or she has a qualifying disability.
Schedule A Hiring Authority for persons with disabilities is one of the tools the federal government uses to accomplish the goals of Executive Order 13548. In FY 2011, people with disabilities represented 7.96 percent of all new hires. When veterans who are 30 percent or more disabled are included, people with disabilities represent 14.7 percent of all new hires or 18,738 people.
To view the final regulations on the Federal Register, please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/02/22/2013-04095/appointment-of-persons-with-intellectual-disabilities-severe-physical-disabilities-and-psychiatric.
For more information on disability hiring, please visit: /policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/#url=Overview.
Napa Valley College Career Center
Please visit the NVC Career Center in Room 1335 of the Student Services Bldg. Employment and career resources are available! 707-256-7330
Job Binders for employment search
Career Counseling Courses offered to students interested in in depth career planning
Career Assessments available to students interested in learning more about their aptitudes, values, interests
Excellent career websites available including career café for those who want to further explore the future dream job of your choice!
Job Placement services for students interested in developing resumes, preparing for interviews, and for assisting with internship placement in the Napa Valley and beyond!
Please visit and learn more about how you can become familiar with employment and the career of your dreams!
Employment and Job Information for WAIII Students
Job Announcements and Job Activities will be provided and posted on our job site along with our twitter site: www.twitter/nvcareercenter Follow our twitter for these announcements weekly.
Job Placement Website at Napa Valley College
Please register for our job placement website and upload your resume to the system for our employers to review.
What is WorkAbility III?
Workability III (WAIII) is a special program funded by
the State of California Department of Rehabilitation. The main purpose of the
program is provide vocational training, resources and employment assistance to
qualified Deaf or Disabled Clients of the Department of Rehabilitation.If you are an Employer and are thinking about hiring, contact
Edward Beanes at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Natalie Bradley, at email@example.com.
III program gives students the opportunity to participate in pre-vocational
assessment,-employment skills training, on-site work experience, and
competitive job placement.
The main requirement for students is that the person must
have a open file with the (Vocational Rehabilitation) Department of
Rehabilitation Counselor. If you don't have an open file you can apply for
services at your local Department of Rehabilitation office. After the student is admitted to the program, they will:
Receive an assessment to document skills, aptitudes and
Receive an individualized program based on the
assessment, interests, goals and employment and academic histories.
Upon completion of the intake process clients can
• Training on the application process and resume writing.
• Interview skills assessment and video tape practice.
• Information on how to obtain and utilize sign
languageinterpreters and real-time captioners.
• Information about the Amercian with Disabilities Act,
SSI, and other work related services.
• Exposure to a variety of job sites, job search techniques, and business professionals
Information' Workability III Services
Workability III (WAIII) Is a special program funded by the State
of California Department of
Workability will assist participants with job seeking strategies,
application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation, job retention
skills, and provide labor market and community resource information.