WorkAbility III – WAIII

Due to campus closures resulting from COVID-19 all WorkAbility III services have moved online temporarily.  Please contact the program coordinator with any questions.

WorkAbility III (WAIII) is a joint program of the College of Alameda (COA) and the State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) designed to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Program Summary

WorkAbility III was started at the College of Alameda in 1994 and has since assisted over 1200 clients of the Department of Rehabilitation gain employment. This program has consistently performed well, being one of the top in the state since its inception. WA staff is experienced in developing job opportunities in all occupations and at all levels of training.

Who is eligible for WorkAbility III?

Participants in the program must be State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) clients and be referred by their DOR counselor to be eligible for services. All participants must also be eligible to enroll as COA students.

What services are available to job seekers?

The objective of the program is to form a partnership with individual clients to meet their employment goals. WA offers job search workshops, job clubs, individualized job placement assistance, and follow up support on the job.

Contact WorkAbility III

Phone 510-748-2152

Office Location: CV 136

VACANT (7/1/2021) – WorkAbility Program Coordinator

Nadeesha Dias – Job Developer 510-748-2242

Aurora Laniohan – Data & Intake Specialist (510) 748-2337

For more information on becoming a WorkAbility Participant:

Call your Department of Rehabilitation counselor to be referred to the program. If you are not a Department of Rehabilitation client visit to the California State Department of Rehabilitation website or call 510-622-2764 to become a client.