Tanya Trump | Program Manager
445-7817 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tabatha Pittman | Lead Vocational Caseworker
441-3927 | email@example.com
TPP is an interagency vocational program funded by the California State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) in cooperation with the Humboldt County Office of Education and high schools in the Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Klamath Trinity, McKinleyville and Southern Humboldt areas.
To assist students with barriers to employment to become competitive in the world of work. These students meet the following criteria:
“It has been a pleasure to share our love of animals with the students of TPP. TPP provides us with extra human resources, and in exchange we provide valuable work experience to the students. My staff love seeing the students blossom and appreciate the extra help they provide!”
– Misty Moore, Owner, t’s All About the Dogs Doggie Daycare & Resort
“I love helping young adults figure out the direction they want to take for themselves, it’s really rewarding.”
–Frances Stinson, Fortuna/Ferndale Veterinary
“Angels of Hope shares TPP’s vision and goal of preparing young people to enter the work force with all the skills they need to succeed. Partnering with TPP has been a rewarding and wonderful experience. We love seeing young people gain confidence and walk away knowing they will be a valuable addition to any workplace. Our program is enriched by the diverse and talented group of youth we have the pleasure of meeting and working with through TPP.”
–Shannon Hardin, Manager, Angels of Hope
“We have enjoyed mentoring young people in the TPP Program. We have watched students build confidence in themselves by gaining work experience. I have supported the program for many years and will continue to build relationships with these students and help them aspire to the next level of their education or employment.”
–Melissa Hannan, Owner, Ultimate Yogurt & Spotlight Video
A California State Department of Education program coordinated at the local County Office of Education for high school students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) throughout Humboldt County.
The mission of WorkAbility I is to promote the involvement of key stakeholders (students, families, WorkAbility staff, educators, youth-serving organizations, workforce development organizations, post-secondary education and training, and business partners) in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, lifelong learning, and quality of life.
Eligible students may be able to participate in work-based classroom activities such as WoofAbiility and paid work training with Workers’ Compensation Coverage provided by the program.
Elements that are commonly part of the school curriculum and/or educational delivery system.
Activities, learning experiences or strategies to increase career awareness, provide students with work-readiness skills and connect the classroom to work and engage in work-based learning experiences.
Engage youth in the process of developing self-advocacy and self-determination skills that apply to the classroom and the community. Link students with community agencies that provide support for transition after they leave high school. Engage business partners to advise and support work-based learning opportunities that lead to career readiness.
It is extremely vital that employers offer opportunities for students to get hands-on experience and interact with the public…being a part of the Workability 1 program supports the future or our youth.
Seth McGrath, Fortuna Grocery Outlet
Having had the Workability 1 students here for 2 years is a win-win! The students get hands on experience, while we get enthusiastic, helpful young men and women to further complement our already outstanding staff and store.
TJ Maxx Eureka
It is a pleasure to have the students in the shop. They help us out a lot. It definitely breaks up the day. They all do a great job! All the students are friendly and respectful in our shop.
AM Hydro Team