Helping the "Perfectly Imperfect Child"
~~“Pre-ETS is a program that is offered in collaboration with the Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS). The Pre-ETS program helps students with disabilities prepare for future employment through a series of workshops that provide job exploration counseling, work-based learning and other work readiness training. The program is available to youth with any kind of disability who are between the ages of 14 and 22. Group workshops make up the majority of the program. However, customized one-on-one workshops will be made available for those who qualify, such as Kendrick, who uses an augmentative communications device.
“The new Pre-ETS program is a requirement under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It is also in alignment with Governor Ducey’s Employment First(link is external) policy.” The Employment First initiative was established by executive order to expand career opportunities for all Arizonans.”
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- School-to-Work Transition
- Department of Economic Security (DES) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD