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As a partner of Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), Lifeworks shares our expertise and collaborates with you to dig into options, make informed decisions, and achieve your goals. From work-based learning experiences to post-secondary education and self-advocacy development, we are here for you – every step of the way.
● Participant-driven approach
● Thorough review of your interests, skills, and goals
● Seamless intake process
● Virtual support and digital tools
● Regular communication with you and your support team
● Summer opportunities available
Lifeworks is invested in providing culturally appropriate services. We translate materials into a variety of languages and hire native speakers.
What are Pre-Employment Transition Services?
Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) are offered through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services. They provide counseling and training in job exploration, work-based learning, post-secondary education, workplace readiness, and self-advocacy. The services are delivered through a collaborative approach that includes: Vocational Rehabilitation, schools, counties, and Community Rehabilitation Providers such as Lifeworks.
Am I eligible to receive this service?
Eligibility for Pre-Employment Transition Services is determined through Vocational Rehabilitation Services. They require that a person be between the ages of 14-21 and have a documented disability, 504 plan, Individualized Education Program (IEP), or receive special education services. In addition, the person must be in an educational program.
Where is this service available?
Pre-Employment Transition Services are available in the following counties: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley, Washington, Waseca, and Watonwan.
How does it work?
We know that the process for receiving services can be confusing — that’s why Lifeworks put an overview together. Read all about the steps to receiving Pre-Employment Transition Services.
Do you have questions?
Let us help. Read through our list of Pre-ETS Frequently Asked Questions. Our knowledgeable staff are here for you. All you need to do is give us a call at 651-454-2732 or tell us a little about yourself through our Contact Form.
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