Planning My Way to Work guide
This self-paced guide includes information on job training and college options, how to live a healthy life, community living options, and available services and supports
Download the guide
Guided Group Discovery certification through LEAD
Guided Group Discovery is a process that helps job seekers, including youth, identify employment that would be a good fit for the employee and the employer.
Visit the LEAD Center website
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. VR offers regular trainings in MI for partners. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for information on upcoming sessions.
Motivational Enhancement Group Intervention (MEGI)
VR funds this 12-week class for youth ages 14 to 21. Trainings can be held in your classroom. Trained facilitators use the Motivational Interviewing approach to help participants identify strengths, explore their dream jobs and build self-advocacy skills.
To schedule a MEGI session, email
You can also attend training to become a MEGI facilitator.
Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)
WINTAC works with state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and their partners to implement the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). They are an excellent resource to learn about Pre-Employment Transition Services. They provide webinars, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.
Visit the WINTAC website
Oregon Department of Education Secondary Transition Services
Oregon Department of Education requires transition services and provides direct services to Oregon's programs, districts and schools. Beginning no later than the first Individualized Education Program (IEP) when the student is 16, the IEP must include transition services.
Visit ODE's Secondary Transition web page