Most schools in Pierce County have access to Pre-Employment Transition services. To qualify for Pre-Employment Transition services, you must be a student between the ages of 16-21, and have an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, or for youth as young as age 14 who are on a transition IEP, and for youth who are “potentially eligible” for Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services.
Federal regulations require that Pre-Employment Transition Services be provided on the basis of the individual needs of each student. Pre-Employment Transition Services are intended to support and enhance, that than supplant school transition services. Pre-Employment Transition Services receieved must be intentional and driven by the student’s vocational goals and interests.
About the Program
The Pre-Employment Transition program was created to help in-school youth make a smooth transition into the working world. In this program, you’ll learn the many skills needed to be a successful employee, all while gaining real-world experience. The program includes:
These services are made possible by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. DVR services are provided by State and Federal Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Funds. The VR program typically receives 78% in Federal funds and 22% in State funds. For detailed information on the dollar amount of Federal Funds for the program, please click here.