Workability Program student working at the Fullerton College Library

Get Work Ready and Start Your Career!

The NOCE DSS Workability III Program (WAIII) helps students with disabilities overcome barriers to employment to find, apply for, get, and keep meaningful jobs. Students can be referred to the program by counselors, instructors, or staff members at NOCE, Cypress College, or Fullerton College. 

Job and employment specialists meet with students to determine individual skills, job aptitude, and work readiness. WAIII is a collaboration between NOCE and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR).  

Who is Eligible?  

To join the WAIII Program at NOCE, students must:  

  • Be age 18 or older 
  • Have a verifiable disability 
  • Possess necessary documentation to work  
  • Enroll in at least one current class in the North Orange County Community College District 
  • Be work ready 
  • Get a referral from a counselor, instructor, or staff member 

What the WAIII Program Offers

Preparation Job Development Retention
Learn about:  
● Resume building 
● Job interview skills 
● Job applications 
● Locating job openings 
● Self-advocacy 
● Impact on disability benefits 
● Workplace ethics 
Gain skills to:  
● Find job openings 
● Understand the hidden job market 
● Network  
● Secure transportation 
● Succeed in interviews 
● Contact employers 
Build on progress:  
● 90 days of offsite support 
● Career orientation 
● Advancement opportunities  
● Understanding accommodations and disclosure 
● Interacting with supervisors 

Developing Successful Employees

The Workability III Program can help students with a disability find a rewarding career. 

Have You Heard?

Workability III has helped students with disabilities gain employment since 2012!

Workability III has placed students with over 50 employers!

We have one of the highest success rates in California!

High Retention rates – our students keep their jobs!