Easterseals' Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) are offered to students with disabilities between the ages of 14–21 (up to their 22nd birthday) enrolled in the various high school and/or post-secondary education/certificate training programs in the Springfield and Worcester areas. Students will gain valuable employment and transition skills that will assist them in their journey to adulthood.
The five components of our services are:
Other topics include internet safety, handling disclosure on the job, financial management, and benefit transitioning. Students may choose the components in which they would like to participate. Component topics are offered seasonally.
Students are referred to Pre-ETS by their schools or the local Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC).
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you already have completed the referral paperwork, please email it to us.
Students with disabilities that experience employment opportunities are more likely to have and keep a job after high school. Work experience through internships provides students the opportunity to explore careers, build social and employment skills, and create a professional network. Internships may turn into employment opportunities, which is a benefit to both the intern and the employer.
The Pre-ETS Internship Program serves the Worcester, Springfield, Holyoke, and Greenfield areas.
To participate in Pre-ETS internships, students must:
Employers in the areas we serve can participate in the Internship Program to host an intern.
Students are referred to Pre-ETS by their schools or the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). ESMA Pre-ETS Coordinators work to find internships at businesses that meet the interests, skills, and needs of each student while also keeping in mind the needs of the employers.
For more information please contact us at email@example.com.
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