District Resources

Gulf County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.

Employment Program Resources

Agency for Workforce Innovation, One-Stop Center - Panama City (serves Franklin) 
(850) 872-4340 ext. 100 | (800) 955-8771 
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 
Roderick Pearson, Supervisor Panama City Unit 04A
2505 West 15th St., Suite B Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 872-4380
Fax: (850) 872-7756
Counties: Bay, Franklin and Gulf
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) 
Contracted through Goodwill Industries of North Florida - Jacksonville 
Carmen Sheppard | 
Arnette Jacobs | 
(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

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