Summer 2020 Pre-Employment Transition Services

Whiteboard notes in a workshop about self-advocacy

Notes in a self-advocacy workshop

The Division of Rehabilitation Services is seeking service providers to conduct statewide Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) during the summer of 2020. DRS is seeking proposals for summer programming to provide Pre-ETS focusing on Self-Advocacy, Career Exploration and Postsecondary Education Opportunities. These services will be offered to students with disabilities, ages 14-22, who are enrolled in high school, college or other accredited work-related training programs.

The three specific program areas are:

  • Instruction in Self-Advocacy – Selected providers will deliver high quality, multi-modal instruction in self-advocacy, as well as experiential opportunities for students to practice self-advocacy. The goal is to help students gain the necessary skills to be confident self-advocates as they transition from school to postsecondary education or employment.
  • Postsecondary Educational Opportunities – Selected providers will deliver counseling on postsecondary educational opportunities by coordinating structured day visits to campuses of colleges and universities, career and technical education locations, or other vocational/adult education facilities.
  • Career Exploration Opportunities 2.0 – Selected providers will deliver tools and information to support students in obtaining long-term career success. The curriculum should include career planning and preparation, self-assessments, completing job applications, interviewing skills, how to dress for employment, work ethic, cell phone and Internet safety, self-advocacy, etc.

For more information on how to apply to be a service provider for one of these programs, send a note to Doug Auten or call him at 304-206-7628.