Vocational Rehabilitation also serves students with disabilities through Pre-Employment Transition Services. A student with a disability is defined as a student in secondary school between the ages of 14 through the school year in which the student becomes 22, who is eligible for, and receiving, special education or related services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or is an individual with a disability for purposes of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These services supplement what the school provides and increase access to career planning, work experience and job readiness training to support seamless movement from high school to employment or post-secondary education and training. Students with disabilities between the ages of 14–22 who are enrolled in post-secondary training may also be eligible to access Pre-ETS.
Pre-ETS includes the following activities:
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning experiences
- Counseling on post-secondary opportunities
- Workplace readiness training
- Instruction in self-advocacy
More information can be found at www.vrs.in.gov and select “Pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) forms” in the “Provider resources” box.