We work with public schools across the state of Kentucky to help disabled students
ages 14-21 who are potentially eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. We
want to help students plan for the future and prepare for careers that match their
skills, abilities and interests.
To meet the employment needs of students with disabilities, KCTCS Pre-ETS provides
pre-employment transition services which include:
Post-Secondary Counseling and Exploration
Job Exploration Counseling
Workplace Readiness Training
Work-Based Learning Experiences
These services are designed to make a difference and to be an early start at job exploration
for students with disabilities when making the transition from secondary to post-secondary
education/training and competitive, integrated employment.
Our Core Services
Educate and inform students of short and long term post-secondary training opportunities,
and assist in gaining an understanding of how different training options may meet
their individual needs.
Promoting participation in postsecondary education
Attending college fairs and tours
Facilitate student visits to disability support services at local colleges to learn
how to access services and supports that assist people with disabilities.
Discussion of students’ vocational interests
Review of local labor market and in-demand industries and occupations
Non-traditional employment options
Identification of career pathways of interest to the students
Apprenticeships and Job Shadowing
Paid and non-paid internships and/or work experiences
Training on self-awareness, disclosure of disability, and knowing individual rights
Receive training on communication, problem solving, and other specific social and
interpersonal skills as well as independent living skills
These services are designed to make an impactful difference and to be an early start
at job exploration for students with disabilities when making the transition from
secondary to post-secondary education/training and competitive, integrated employment.
This project is funded by the Office for the Blind and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
with Federal Program Basic Support Funds 84.126A.