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Services for Students in High School: What Comes Next?

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

VRS counselors 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!

High School Student Information

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

High School Staff Information

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.

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.


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 percent 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 percent of the total - to exceed the matching requirement.

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