Overview of ORS Pre-employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Fee-for-Service

The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) affords ORS the opportunity to provide students with disabilities who have IEPs or 504 plans, regardless of application status, with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). These Pre-ETS Services are authorized on a fee-for-service basis, with ORS-approved vendors, to students with disabilities. The Pre-ETS services are quite prescriptive and limited to these five focus areas: (1) Job Exploration Counseling, (2) Work-Based Learning, (3) Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs, (4) Workplace Readiness Training, and (5) Self-Advocacy.

  1. PRE-ETS Job Exploration Counseling

    ORS has the following Pre-ETS Services in this focus area:

    • Pre-ETS Job Exploration Counseling
    • Pre-ETS Connect 2 Careers

    ORS has a fact sheet for each of these services.
    Policy and procedural guidance on Pre-ETS and Transition is available.

  2. PRE-ETS Work-Based Learning Experiences

    ORS has the following PRE-ETS Services in this focus area:

    • Pre-ETS Transition Academy
    • Pre-ETS Community-Based Work Experience
    • Pre-ETS SBVI Real World of Work
    • Pre-ETS Summer Work
    • Pre-ETS College Summer Work
    • Pre-ETS Summer Employment Alliance

    ORS has a fact sheet for each of these services.
    Policy and procedural guidance on Pre-ETS and Transition is available.

  3. Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs at Institutions of Higher Education

    ORS has the following Pre-ETS Services in this focus area:

    • Pre-ETS College Planning Forum

    ORS has a fact sheet for each of these services.
    Policy and procedural guidance on Pre-ETS and Transition is available.

  4. Workplace Readiness Training to Develop Social Skills and Independent Living Skills

    ORS has the following Pre-ETS Services in this focus area:

    • Pre-ETS Tri-Employment Program
    • Pre-ETS Project Search

    ORS has a fact sheet for each of these services.
    Policy and procedural guidance on Pre-ETS and Transition is available.

  5. Instruction in Self-Advocacy

    ORS has the following Pre-ETS Services in this focus area:

    • Pre-ETS Dare to Dream
    • Pre-ETS SBVI Youth in Transition Services

    ORS has a fact sheet for each of these services.
    Policy and procedural guidance on Pre-ETS and Transition is available.

    For more information, please contact Administrator, Joseph Murphy, at 401.787.2901 or by email at [email protected] or Assistant Administrator - Transition, Barbara Mulligan at 401.787.2498 or by email at [email protected].