Group Pre-Employment Transition Services

Providing Young Adults with a Solid Pathway to Independence

With over 20 years of experience in providing youth programs focused on career and personal development, Skills Inc. has helped hundreds of young people discover and improve their abilities, and transition from school to work with confidence.

DO YOU WANT TO:

  • Gain hands-on work experience?
  • Improve your communication skills?
  • Learn job interview techniques?
  • Explore professional career opportunities?

Pre-Employment Transition Workshops

To assist more young adults with disabilities, Skills Inc. has partnered with the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to offer Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) including workshops and workplace opportunities for eligible students in school districts in South King County and North Pierce County.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Workplace Communication
  • Job Readiness
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • Career Exploration
  • Building Your Strengths

NO COST TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WHO:

  • Are students between the ages of 16-21
  • Receive special education services, with an IEP or 504 Plan
  • Are currently or potentially an eligible Pre-ETS client
  • Are transitioning from school to work

Current OPPORTUNITIES

ONLINE CAREER SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

Communicating with confidence is an essential skill for learning and performing work. Knowing how and when to share details about your disability can improve your educational, employment, and social life. These workshops will prepare you with practical knowledge and strategies.

Summer Sessions 2022: 3-Part Workshop Series
Resilient Mindset: The 5 Selves
Get to Know Disability Rights
Discussing Accommodations

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Flyer for Summer Paid InternshipSUMMER 2022 PRE-ETS INTERNSHIP

This paid, part-time summer internship is a great way for students to learn manufacturing and work readiness skills directly from industry professionals. As one of the largest aerospace suppliers in the Northwest, Skills Inc. is guided by these principles: focus on abilities, job fit, high expectations for all, and a culture of inclusion.

2-Week Internship Sessions
Session A: June 20 – July 1
Session B: July 11 – July 22
Session C: August 1 – August 12

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Flyer for Tours of Skills Inc.GROUP TOURS OF SKILLS INC.

Get to know the exciting high-tech industry of Aerospace up-close and in-person! Skills Inc. is one of Washington’s largest aerospace suppliers and one of very few companies (outside of Boeing) that both fabricates and finishes parts. This work-based learning experience is for students 16-21 with disabilities.

Tours Include:
See the process of creating aircraft parts
Learn about different jobs & career paths
Engage with our diverse & talented staff

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GETTING STARTED

Pre-ETS Approval formPRE-ETS APPROVAL FORM

Please download and fill out the Pre-ETS Approval Form. Submit your completed form to Tammie Doyle from DVR at tammie.doyle@dshs.wa.gov.

CONTACT
If you have any questions, contact Kevin Wehman at kevinw@skillsinc.com or Tammie Doyle from DVR at tammie.doyle@dshs.wa.gov.

 

 

 


group of interns with a helicopter

“These workshops gave us opportunities for more conversation about our students’ lives, how they see themselves and what they want as they continue to grow.”

– Carolyn Kinniburgh, Transition Program Coordinator, Enumclaw High School


Logo: Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Transforming Lives, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

These services were developed in partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.