Able-Disabled Advocacy's mission is "to provide vocational skills training and educational advancement for youth and adults with disabilities and to assist them in finding employment and overcoming barriers to personal and financial self-sufficiency." - Since 1975

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The VetWORKS Program offers customized employability services to help Recently Separated Veterans and Veterans with Service Connected Disabilities transition into high-wage, high-growth occupations in the civilian workforce. 

Services include:

  • Vocational Assessment – Identify basic skills levels, potential career options and training or employment options for those with marketable skills.
  • Career Counseling – Case managers work one-on-one with Veterans to identify transferable skills, barriers to employment, make referrals to resources and training, and assist with job search and placement. Assist in getting job ready and mock interviews.
  • Labor Market Information – Enables Veterans to gather occupational information to assist them in making a career choice in order to direct training or to find a job.
  • Job Readiness Training – Resume/Cover letter writing, interview techniques, and the latest job search techniques.
  • Support Services – Veterans may receive assistance for transportation, work clothing, tools, vocational training leading to credential, or other work-related assistance.
  • Referrals to VA for Federal Benefits and CalVet for State Benefits – Some Veterans are not aware that they may be eligible for benefits such as housing, disability, or education benefits.
  • Paid internships, on-the-job training, and Microsoft Application Training (MOS) .

Veterans who have separated from the military within the last 48-months, and Veterans with Service Connected Disabilities who received a DD214 for conditions other than dishonorable and who are seeking employment.

For more information, please call Carol Morales at (619) 424-6860.

Located at South County Career Center – 619.424.6860
1111 Bay Blvd., Suite E, Chula Vista, CA 91911(map)

If you are interested in applying for VetWORKS, download our application in either format and fill it out prior to your interview or Email: August Balilo, Veterans Employment Specialist, at

Client Application: Adobe PDF -Microsoft Word

Funding Source:  Funded in full by the U.S. Department of Labor

Award Amount:  $769,158 over a 36-month period.