VR helps youth with barriers to education or employment
VR helps qualified youth build self-esteem, learn teamwork, gain communication and leadership skills, prepare for employment success, and achieve independence. We work to help youth prepare for their futures and work towards securing and retaining competitive employment in a fun, yet structured, way.
Pre-Employment Transition Services
Pre-Employment Transition Services, often called Pre-ETS, are available to any student ages 13 through 21 with an IEP, 504 plan, or other documented disability. These services help prepare students for post-school life by emphasizing career exploration through:
Job exploration counseling
Work-based learning experiences
Counseling on post-secondary education
Workplace readiness training
Transition Services are for youth ages 14 through 24 with a disability, who is eligible for and enrolled in VR services. These services are designed to further develop career interests and pursuits and can begin while still enrolled in school. Based on the individual's interests, transition services may include post-secondary education, vocational/job training, job search assistance, job placement, and help with job retention.
Employment Related Services
Employment-related services, which are available to anyone with a disability who is eligible for and enrolled in VR services, assist with finding employment. Based on the person's strengths, abilities, interests, and informed choices, VR's individualized services provide a roadmap to obtain or advance in employment. Employment-related services may include job search, job placement, and help with job retention.