Transition Services
Student Resources

Independence and Life Skills

LOCAL RESOURCES TO FIND EMPLOYMENT

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton/Workforce 2020

Fort Walton Beach: (850) 833-7587
Crestview: (850) 689-7823
Provides a full array of employment and training related services for job seekers, workers, youth, and businesses. May include Disability Program Navigators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, and Veterans Services on-site.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

John Mirra, Supervisor Unit 2A | john.mirra@vr.fldoe.org
(850) 833-9114
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.

Job Corps Centers in Florida

Provide comprehensive residential education and job training for youth ages 16 through 24; the upper age limit may be waived for applicants with disabilities. Training accommodations are available. Students are usually matched with programs in their interest areas near their residences. Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) - Community Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC).

WORK INCENTIVES PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE (WIPA)

Contracted through Goodwill Industries of North Florida - Jacksonville
Carmen Sheppard | csheppard@goodwilljax.org  
Arnette Jacobs | ajacobs@goodwilljax.org  
(352) 335-1311 | (877) 346-3349 
Work with people with disabilities on Social Security Act benefits, eligibility and planning; work incentives; career development; and job placement