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VRS Student Career Services: Connecting Students to Work

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) has 2 staff members assigned to every high school. We help students with disabilities plan the journey from school to what comes next.

VRS Student Career Services help students discover:

  • Their strengths and interests
  • Career and postsecondary education possibilities
  • How to gain work skills and experiences
  • What they’ll need to make their plan happen!

Information for Students

VRS provides counseling on jobs and training, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, instruction in self-advocacy skills, and much more.

Information for Schools

It is important for high school and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) staff to work together to ensure that students with disabilities can prepare for employment success.

Information for Parents and Family Members

VRS values the role that parents and other family members play in supporting a young person on the road to employment.

VRS Student Career Services Staff

Contact information for high school students, family and staff.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Learn more about Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS).

The VR program receives 74.9% of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2020, the total amount of grant funds is $42,740,250. The required state match for these funds is $11,514,652. The state of Minnesota has appropriated $14.3 million - 25.1% of the total - to exceed the matching requirement.

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