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.
Easterseals Arc began offering Pre-ETS to students at Wayne High School in spring 2017 and has since expanded to South Side, Northside, Northrop, Homestead, Columbia City and Carroll high schools. A program at Memorial Park Middle School is coming soon.
Pre-ETS is also offered through Dream Teens, a program hosted by Easterseals Arc during summer, winter, and spring breaks.
For more information, contact Kim Russell, program supervisor