Pre-Employment Transition Services

Guiding the Journey, Empowering Success

The transition from school to adulthood is a challenge — especially if your child has a disability. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff and providers offer Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to VR eligible and potentially eligible students with disabilities between 14 and 21 years old.

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Empower Your Future

Pre-ETS services aid students with disabilities in exploring and planning for a successful future:

  • Career exploration
  • Workplace readiness
  • Post-secondary counseling
  • Self advocacy
  • Work-based learning

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Connect to Services

Our Community Partners provide Pre-ETS instruction free of charge in either oneon- one or group settings. AND, a student doesn’t need to be a USOR or vocational rehabilitation client to access these services.

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Get Started!

  • Visit a Pre-ETS community partner to see what services may benefit you or your student
  • Contact your local VR offices to learn more about Pre-ETS and other youth services

Contact VR Office

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  • 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)).
  • 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
  • Is enrolled in a secondary or postsecondary educational program



Youth Services Team 801-887-9500.

*NOTE: Receiving Pre-ETS instruction provided by a USOR-sponsored contractor 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.