Pre-Employment Transition Services

USOR Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services, also called “Pre-ETS,” — offered to any student with a disability — aids students in exploring and planning for successful future employment, through targeted training in:

  • Career exploration
  • Workplace readiness
  • Counseling on postsecondary education
  • Self advocacy
  • Work-based learning


Eligible Students for Pre-ETS

  1. Age 14 through 21 years; or age 22 while participating in special education services consistent with Utah State Board of Education rule (R277-419-2(25)(b)).
  2. Eligible for and receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or is an individual with a disability for purposes of section 504, and
  3. Is enrolled in a secondary or postsecondary educational program

Services Offered

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselors and Pre-ETS Instructors:

  • Attend individualized education program (IEP) meetings with parents and students
  • Conduct Job Readiness workshops at schools
  • Provide one-on-one counseling and coordination services with eligible clients

Community Partners

Community Partners provide Pre-ETS instruction for clients in either one-on-one or group settings, in the following ways:

  • Contracted Service: The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) has contracted with community partner agencies to provide Pre-ETS instruction for eligible and potentially eligible students, helping to ensure these services are available statewide.
  • Fee-for-Service: Community partner agencies provide specific Pre-ETS allowable services for eligible clients, authorized by a VR Counselor.

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NOTE: Receiving Pre-ETS instruction provided by a USOR-sponsored contract is the beginning of a continuum of services USOR offers to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities do not need to be a USOR-Vocational Rehabilitation client to receive Pre-ETS through our contracts, but may apply for VR services at any time. However, contractors will confirm that students meet criteria to participate in their services prior to commencing with services.


Aimee Langone
Program Coordinator