A student gets hands-on work exploration experience at Job Squad, Inc., which provides a variety of pre-sorting and bulk mailing services in Charleston, during a DRS-sponsored 2018 Career Exploration Opportunity workshop.
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services can help a student with a disability to transition from high school to the next stage of adult life, which may include postsecondary education, vocational/technical education, adult education and employment.
These services are called Pre-Employment Transition Services, or Pre-ETS.
Pre-Employment Transition Services provide opportunities to learn more about:
- career possibilities
- your interest in those careers
- how to prepare for those careers
- how to take charge of your future
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services can help high school students with disabilities to prepare and plan for their working future. Download this flier to share with friends, family, teachers, counselors or anyone else who helps students reach their career goals.
You may be eligible for assistance from the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services to help you obtain or keep a job. Download this flier to share with friends, family, teachers, counselors or anyone else who helps college-bound students reach their education and career goals.
Transition from school to work
Students who have significant limitations with physical activities, learning, driving, seeing, hearing, or coping with stress may be eligible for transition assistance. This fact sheet explains how DRS can help students find their own best path from the familiar school environment to the world of gainful employment.
The Pathways to the Future website is a self-guided resource center for students with disabilities, parents, educators and vocational rehabilitation professionals. Look here for information and services to help with the transition from high school to employment.