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Vocational Rehabilitation

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

Do I have to access all Pre-ETS at once?

Pre-ETS are not a set package. They are individualized to meet the student’s needs. More than one Pre-ETS can be accessed at a time and services can occur anytime while a student.

Meeting with a Pre-ETS Coordinator or TNF/Pre-ETS Support Specialist in your area can assist you in finding what types of Pre-ETS are a good fit for you.

When should a student request Pre-ETS?

If a student is potentially eligible or eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, they can request Pre-ETS.

The best time to request Pre-ETS is when the student is starting to think about what their next steps will be after High School or an 18-21 Program​.

Who can request Pre-ETS for a student?
  • Parent or guardian
  • Teacher, Services Coordinator or Personal Agent
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor
  • Transition Specialist
  • Student
How do I apply or request to receive Pre-ETS?

Fill out a Pre-ETS request form, submit:

If the student is under 18 or has a legal guardian, the Pre-Employment Request form must be signed by them as well as the student.

For more information, you can contact a Pre-ETS Coordinator or go to a local VR office in your area.

The forms are in English and Spanish.

What is Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Coordinator?

A Pre-ETS Coordinator is a VR employee and ​partners with school districts, state agencies and community providers to assist in delivering, enhancing and growing transition-based programs and opportunities for students.

A Pre-ETS Coordinator or a TNF/Pre-ETS Support Specialist can assist in understanding options for receiving Pre-ETS activities, coordinating services with Vocational Rehabilitation for transition-age students and connecting with other services to assist transition-age students.​

What is the Pre-ETS program?

Pre-ETS are services required to be available to all students that experience a disability between the ages of 14 and 21. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has pledged to work in partnership with schools across Oregon to prepare students with disabilities for employment. VR supports these areas in schools by providing services in these areas.

VR will deliver specific Pre-Employment Transition Services including:

  • Job Exploration
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Work-based Learning
  • Introduction in Self-Advocacy
  • Counseling on Post-Secondary or Transition opportunities
What information is needed to apply for Pre-ETS?

The following information will be needed:

  • Student name
  • Secure Student ID number
  • Grade level
  • Expected graduation date
  • School and school contact name
  • Gender, if chosen to identify
  • Date of birth
  • Student address, city, state and zip code
  • The best way to contact the student (email, phone,)
  • Description of disability or work limitations
  • Race and/or ethnicity
  • Parent or guardian information, and the best way to contact them (email, phone, text)
  • Parent or guardian signature is required for any student 18 years old or younger and date​.
  • Signature of the student and date
What happens when I apply for Pre-ETS?

After submitting a request form for Pre-ETS, a coordinator will reach out to schedule a meeting. At that meeting, available services and timelines will be discussed.