As a Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) recognized by the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and by the Office for the Blind, Build Inclusion educates youth preparing for transition into adulthood, aged 14-21, for successful post-secondary outcomes. Ideally that future includes meaningful, competitive and integrated employment, and the possibility of college enrollment.


How Pre-ETS Works

Because of new regulations in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)*, public school students ages 14-21 are entitled to receive Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) at no personal cost. Build Inclusion can help to ensure that your student qualifies for and receives services.

Pre-ETS include:

  • Job Exploration Counseling
  • Post-Secondary Counseling
  • Self-Advocacy Instruction
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • Workplace Readiness Training

*Workforce Innovation and Technology Act, Section 422; Section 113 Provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services

(a) In general, from the funds reserved under section 110(d) and any funds made available from states, local or private funding services, each state shall ensure that the designated state unit in cooperation with the local educational agencies involved or arrange for the provision of, pre-employment transition services for all students with disabilities in need of such services who are eligible or potentially eligible for services under this title.


Get Started with Pre-ETS

School Districts interested in saving money within their transition teams can contact us for a consultation. Individual and group training is available. Email employ@BuildInclusion.org for more information.

Work-Readiness Training:

  • Identification of company culture
  • Interview skills
  • Job-readiness training
  • Social skills training
  • Summer workshops

Work-Based Learning Experiences:

  • Internships
  • Job placement assistance
  • Job-readiness training
  • Job shadowing
  • Occupational and vocational training
  • On-the-job training
  • Short-term on-the-job supports
  • Summer work
  • Work-related materials

Self-Advocacy:

  • Benefits planning and financial readiness
  • Goal setting
  • Life skills coaching
  • Mentoring programs
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-determination
  • Student-led IEP training

Job Exploration Counseling:

  • Assessments and evaluations
  • Career counseling
  • Community-based work transition program
  • Customized employment services
  • Job exploration in community
  • Job search assistance

Post-Secondary Counseling:

  • Dual enrollment opportunities
  • Working with college disability offices

Build Inclusion has contracted with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Office for the Blind (OFB) to provide Employment Placement Services for Youth in Transition up to age 24. Our services include helping to identify an appropriate job placement and coaching services for the first 90 days. This helps ensure that job placements are the best fit for the employee and the employer, long-term.

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