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Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services

WIOA requires DEED-VRS to reserve 15% of its funding (approximately $6.5 million per year) to provide Pre-Employment Services to students with disabilities. Since this mandate took effect, current activities have proven insufficient to meet this federal requirement. For that reason, DEED-VRS will be significantly increasing the referrals for Pre-ETS services to Community Partners. Those services fall into the following five required activities:

  • Job Exploration Counseling
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • Post-Secondary Education Counseling
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Instruction in Self Advocacy

DEED-VRS invites our Community Partners consider providing these services. Here is a list of service titles and definitions we’d like Community Partners to consider offering.

View the rate structure for Pre-ETS services.

October 2019 Pre-ETS Training for P/T Contractors: Video Recording

October 2019 Pre-ETS Training Video Recording: PowerPoint Slides

If you have questions about the services, please contact Anne Paulson, DEED-VRS Rehabilitation Program Specialist at 651-259-7135.

The pre-employment transition services provided under the VR program are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education with a state match. For federal fiscal year 2020, the total amount of federal grant funds used for these services is $6,374,138 (78.7 percent). The state appropriation indirectly supports the pre-employment transition spending and amounts to $1,725,148 (21.3 percent).

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