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. Registration is now open for upcoming classes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Job Exploration
  • Building Your Strengths

NO COST TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WHO:

  • Are students between the ages of 14-21
  • 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 Trainings: Spring 2021 Open Enrollment

Self-Advocacy Training Online

April 12 – May 12: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm

Knowing how and when to share details about your disability can improve your educational, employment, and social life. Self-Advocacy Training will prepare you with confidence and strategies to make an informed choice about disclosing your disability.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Building Personal Strengths
  • How & When to Share Your Disability
  • Pursuing Independence
  • Workplace Success Strategies

Due to COVID restrictions, workshops are currently offered in a virtual/online format. 5 participants minimum. Access to a computer and basic computer literacy skills are needed to participate.

Getting Started

If interested in this program, please contact Kevin Wehman at kevinw@skillsinc.com or 253-350-0257. You may also email Tammie Doyle from DVR at doyle@dshs.wa.gov. Before registering, you will need to complete the Pre-ETS consent form.


WHAT OUR PAST STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY:

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“Skills has definitely changed my life in big ways. The staff will work with you, they are very patient. It’s a very lovely company.” – Shanika

“I really appreciate everything that the Skills staff does so students can have an amazing experience like I did. Thank you!” – Ethan

“I think Skills Inc. offers a wide selection of opportunities for young people to find things that they are interested in.” – Kara


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.