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.
- 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
CAREER 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
Job Hunting and Networking
Soft-Skills and Workplace Success
AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING JOB SITE TOURS
Explore the high-tech industry of Aerospace. 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
PAID 2-WEEK SUMMER INTERNSHIP
This paid, part-time summer internship is a great way for students to learn about exciting job opportunities in aerospace, explore their interests and abilities, and gain work readiness skills directly from industry professionals.
2023 Schedule Options (M-F, 9am-2pm)
Session A: June 26 – July 7 (off 7/4)
Session B: July 17 – July 28
Session C: August 7 – August 18
PRE-ETS APPROVAL FORM
Please download and fill out the Pre-ETS Approval Form. Submit your completed form to Abby Smith from DVR at firstname.lastname@example.org. DVR determines your eligibility. If approved, Skills Inc. confirms your enrollment.
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com or Abby Smith at DVR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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
Pre-Employment Transition Services are developed in partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.