Empowering youth with disabilities to achieve their highest employment potential is one of the major goals of Rehabilitation Services (RS). To help achieve this goal, RS is providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), which were authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Pre-ETS are designed to provide job exploration, counseling and other services to help young people prepare for employment and self-reliance, rather than dependency on public benefits.
In collaboration with local education agencies and qualified community partners, RS will provide or arrange for the provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities who are in need of such services and who meet the following participation criteria:
- The student is 16-21 years of age.
- The student is in a secondary, post-secondary, or other recognized education program.
- The student is eligible for, and receiving services under an Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan, or the student is an individual with a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- The student is a resident of Kansas. Any student with a disability who is not a U.S. citizen must have employment authorization documentation.
Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and competitive integrated employment.
Contact SKIL for more information.