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 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 OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB SITE TOURS

Aerospace manufacturing is exciting and for everyone! As one of Washington’s largest aerospace suppliers, Skills Inc. is offering this onsite work-based learning experiences for students 14-21 with an IEP, 504 Plan, or documented disability.

Schedule a 90 Minute Visit to Skills Inc. for 2-10 Students
See behind-the-scenes of making aircraft parts.
Speak to industry professionals about their careers.
Learn about different manufacturing and administrative jobs.

Find out more

 

Thumbnail photo of the Summer Internship flyerPAID 2-WEEK SUMMER INTERNSHIP

This paid, part-time summer internship is a great way for students aged 16-21 to learn about exciting job opportunities in aerospace, explore their interests and abilities, and gain work readiness skills directly from industry professionals.

2024 Schedule Options (M-F, 9am-2pm)
Session A: June 17th – 28th
Session B: July 8th – 19th
Session C: July 24th – August 6th
Session D: August 12th – 23rd

Find out more
Deadline to apply is May 10th, 2024

GETTING STARTED

Pre-ETS Approval formPRE-ETS APPROVAL FORM

Please download and fill out the Pre-ETS Approval Form. Submit your completed form to Ashley Schweiger from DVR at ashley.schweiger@dshs.wa.gov. DVR determines your eligibility. If approved, Skills Inc. confirms your enrollment.

CONTACT
If you have any questions, contact us at youthprograms@skillsinc.com or Ashley Schweiger at DVR, ashley.schweiger@dshs.wa.gov.

 

 

 


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“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

 

Pre-Employment Transition Services are developed in partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.