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Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services

What are Pre-ETS?

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) are activities for students with disabilities. They provide an early start at job exploration. They also assist with making decisions about post-secondary education or employment.

  • Job Exploration Counseling allows you to learn about different career options. You also learn work skills necessary to be successful.
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences connect you to real-life work activities and future career options.
  • Counseling on Opportunities gives information and guidance on post-secondary education and training opportunities.
  • Workplace Readiness Training helps develop employability skills, social skills, and independent living skills.
  • Instruction in Self-Advocacy teaches self-advocacy skills needed in education, work, and community settings.

How Can I Access Pre-ETS?

If you are a student with disabilities, you are considered to be potentially eligible for Pre-ETS if you are between the ages of 14 and 21 and have not yet applied for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS). You need documentation of a disability and a completed Pre-ETS Agreement.

Both eligible and potentially eligible students are able to take part in Pre-ETS. If you do not have an employment plan, you'll need to complete a Pre-ETS Agreement. Then, you can take part in the Pre-ETS activities.

If you are interested in participating in Pre-ETS, please talk with your school staff or IVRS staff about getting started.