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

Thumbnail of CSW flyerCAREER SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

Communicating with confidence is an essential skill for learning and performing work. These workshops will prepare you with practical knowledge, strategies, and mental resilience to take ownership and make informed decisions about your career and life.

1-Hour Workshops for 2022-2023 School Year
Resilient Mindset: The 5 Selves
Get to Know Disability Rights
Discussing Accommodations
Job Hunting and Networking
Soft-Skills and Workplace Success
Professionalism

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thumbnail of tour flyerAEROSPACE MANUFACTURING JOB SITE TOURS

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.

Schedule a Group Tour for 3-10 Students:
See STEM in action at a real facility
Behind-the-scenes of making aircraft parts
Learn about different career pathways
Engage with diverse and talented staff

Find out more

 

GETTING STARTED

Pre-ETS Approval formPRE-ETS APPROVAL FORM

Please download and fill out the Pre-ETS Approval Form. Submit your completed form to Amanda Kipfer from DVR at amanda.kipfer@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 Amanda Kipfer from DVR at amanda.kipfer@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.