Pre-Employment Transition Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Services, in collaboration with local educational agencies, must provide statewide access to Pre-Employment Transition Services for all students with disabilities who are between the ages of 14 through 21. Students with disabilities include those receiving special education services or that have a disability for the purpose of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Pre-Employment Transition Services are the following five activities:
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning experiences
- Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in postsecondary education programs
- Workplace readiness training
- Instruction in self-advocacy
Additional Pre-ETS Resources
WIOA Limitations on the Use of Subminimum Wage
Subminimum wage (less than the federal minimum wage) is allowable when an employment or day service provider holds a special 14(c) certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor. Learn more.
E1MN is a partnership between the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Education (MDE) and Human Services (DHS) to advance Employment First outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities. The state agency partnership evolved from Minnesota's Employment First policy adopted by the Olmstead sub-cabinet in 2014.
E1MN-Youth is focused on improving employment outcomes for transition-age youth (14 to 21).
To get announcements related to supporting transition services, pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and competitive integrated employment (CIE) outcomes for youth with disabilities, sign up for the E1MN-Youth Professionals mail list. Click to subscribe.
Minneapolis Pre-ETS Project
Documents to use for the Minneapolis Pre-ETS Project.