Pre-Employment Transition Services

What is Pre-ETS?

The amendment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

  • “Expands the population of students with disabilities who may receive services and the kinds of services that the VR agencies may provide to youth and students with disabilities who are transitioning from school to postsecondary education and employment”
  • Pre-employment transition services are available to students with disabilities (not younger or older than someone who receives transition services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is 14 to 21 years old)
  • Includes the following five required activities:
    • Job exploration counseling;
    • Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school, after school, or community-based opportunities;
    • Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at Institutions of Higher Education;
    • Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; and
    • Instruction in self-advocacy, including peer mentoring.

Who provides Pre-ETS?

  • Pre-Employment Transition Specialist

  • Community Resource Provider (CRP)

  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)