Bay
District Resources

Bay 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
(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

AmeriCorps Goodwill Works! 
Susie Arce | sarce@goodwillbigbend.com
(850) 522-3900 
A new program created to help Panhandle residents impacted by the economic downturn to access needed job training and supports; focus areas include job training, resource connections, financial literacy and housing assistance

Job Corps Center in Florida 
(352) 377-2555 | (800) 733-5627 
Provides comprehensive residential education and job training for youth ages 16 through 24; however, the upper age limit can be waived for applicants with disabilities. Corps members with disabilities receive a wide range of accommodations

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
Michael Nobles, Supervisor | michael.nobles@vr.fldoe.org   
(850) 482-9600
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers

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

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