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Information for High School Students

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) works with high schools to ensure that all students have access to the following Pre-Employment Transition Services:

  • Counseling to help you learn about:
    • Job possibilities related to your interests
    • Education or training options after high school
  • Work-based learning
  • Training to help gain work readiness and self-advocacy skills

Learn More about Pre-Employment Transition Services

VRS also provides more individualized employment and training help both while you are in high school and after high school too. There is a counselor assigned to every high school in the state. Find the counselor assigned to your school. You can contact them to learn more about VRS and how to apply.

Learn More About VRS

If you are a youth no longer in school, learn how to apply.


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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