Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) ​

We want to help students with disabilities 14 to 21 plan for their future, and prepare for careers that focus on their interests and abilities.  We will assist student in making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and empower them to realize their full potential.  To help students meet their future career goals we provide services in the following areas:

Roads To Independence Pre-ETS program is transitional services for students with disabilities ages 14 to 21 to help students move on from High School/Post High School to either work or post-secondary education. This program is offered through the workforce innovation & opportunity act (WIOA) and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (DWS-USOR) for students who are either eligible or potentially eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services.

To be eligible for the program:

  • The students will need to be: 14 to 21 years’ old.
  • Currently enrolled in secondary, post-secondary or other recognized education program.
  • Have documentation of receiving services under and Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 plan, Social Security award or confirmation letter, medical records or evaluation from a licensed medical professional, or community partner referral form signed by a teacher or school professional.

Instruction in Self-Advocacy

We provide classes to teach the students skills such as: how to request accommodations, their rights as an individual with a disability, conflict resolution, communication and interpersonal skills.

Workplace Readiness

We provide classes to teach students to succeed in the workplace.  Students will learn soft skills including team work, problem solving and dependability.  They will also learn how to look for a job, create a resume, and interviewing, while developing skills for independent living.

Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs at Institutions of Higher Learning

We will offer one on one support for students who are interested in continuing education, such as, campus tours, assist with enrollment, helping with funding resources, requesting accommodations and disability support services.

Work-Based Learning Experiences

 We will offer one on one supports for students who are interested in work based learning experiences in individual students’ areas of interest.   We will help connect them to potential employers with opportunities to job shadow, internships and summer work.