Pre-Employment Transition Services

What is Pre-ETS?

Pre-ETS stands for Pre-Employment Transition Services. It is supported by the Workforce Innova-tion and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that was signed into law July 22, 2014. We have an emphasis on services to students with disabilities, ages 14-22, to ensure they receive skills and training necessary to reach their education, career, and life goals

Pre-ETS uses 5 Pillars for Successful Transition

  • Deliver literacy/academic assessments
  • Assess interests/abilities/learning style
  • Explore jobs/careers in the community
  • Review career choice websites
  • Field trip to American Job Centers
  • Create planningyourdreams.org profile
  • Business tours & job shadowing
  • Job goal input for 504 & IEP meetings
  • Explore skills & qualities needed for jobs
  • Provide pre-employment coaching
  • Arrange for job-sampling day
  • Facilitate student participation in:
    • non-paid volunteer experiences
    • on-the-job training experiences
    • paid & non-paid apprenticeships
    • paid & non-paid internships
    • paid summer work experiences
    • paid after-school work experiences
    • school-based work opportunities
  • Research degree or credential requirements for student’s preferred jobs
  • Deliver post-secondary readiness
  • Coordinate disability services
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Assist with completion of FAFSA
  • Identify academic accommodations
  • Facilitate study skills training
  • Align IEP to entrance requirements
  • Review & explore transportation options & benefits to work
  • Provide literacy intervention & training for the following:
    • time management
    • workplace readiness
    • decision making, problem solving
    • customer service
    • soft skills
    • social skills
    • life skills
  • Prepare students for & coordinate mock interviews
  • Attend IEP meetings to explain vocational rehabilitation services
  • Empower students through self-advocacy, & self-determination
  • Help students prepare for & lead IEP, 504, & planning meetings
  • Assist with decision making about self-disclosure on the job
  • Facilitate peer-mentoring opportunities
  • Encourage attendance of trainings, conference, or meetings on self-advocacy, understanding accommodations, & self-awareness