Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) provide resources for students with disabilities to enhance their hard and soft skills and help them explore employment and education options in a wide range of settings. This is an opportunity to ensure students have access to meaningful career planning to help with the seamless movement from high school to employment or post-secondary training.


The five core services of Pre-ETS are listed below, along with examples of  each core area.

Job exploration counseling

Work-based learning experiences

Counseling on postsecondary opportunities

Workplace readiness training

Instruction in self-advocacy


Any student age 14 to 22 with an IEP or 504 plan is eligible for Pre-ETS.

School Partners

As of January 2020, sites include Carroll, Columbia City, Homestead, North Side, Northrop, Snider, South Side, and Wayne high schools; Memorial Park Middle School; and Anthis Career Center.

Dream Teens

Pre-ETS is also offered through Dream Teens, a program hosted by Easterseals Arc during summer, winter, and spring breaks.


For more information, contact Lucas Crager, program supervisor

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