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.

Student Accessibility Services HOURS and Location

Monday – Friday:
8:00-4:00 (hours may vary through June-July)

Scheduled Summer 2021 Services Closures: July 5 (Independence Day – observed)

Location: SAS Main Office (D117)

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.

Requesting WorkAbility III Services

If you think WorkAbility III (WAIII) is the right fit for you, there are multiple ways you can get connected.


Option 1: Drop-In Sessions 


If you’d like to learn more about our program and how we can help you reach your career goals, come to our WAIII Drop-In Information Sessions! 

 

When: Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 12:00 pm to 1.00 pm 

 

Where: Virtually on Zoom (join using your phone or computer) 

 

 

Option 2: Email or Call 

 

WAIII Coordinator: Neelam Agarwal 

Email: nagarwal@peralta.edu 

Phone: (510) 543-2476 



OUR CONTACT

WorkAbility III

P: (510) 748-2152
Location: CV 136

Neelam Agarwal, WorkAbility III Coordinator

E: nagarwal@peralta.edu
P: (510) 748-2476

Laura Spencer Vacca, WorkAbility III Job Developer 

E: lspencervacca@peralta.edu
P: (510) 748-2138

Aurora Laniohan, WorkAbility  III Assistant

E: alaniohan@peralta.edu
P: (510) 748-2337

For more information on becoming a WorkAbility III 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.

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