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Resources: Workplace Readiness Training

Pre-ETS Notice

The pre-employment transition services section of the WINTAC website is undergoing review and updates based on the recent publication of the Notice of Interpretation (NOI) on Pre-Employment Transition Services in the Federal Register. We wanted to keep the pre-employment transition services information available, but we caution our users to compare the information on the site with information published in the NOI until we have completed our review and revision of the site based on the recent guidance. If you need assistance please feel free to contact the pre-employment transition services WINTAC team: Melissa Diehl @ mpdiehl@gwu.edu, Christine Johnson @ cj1957@gwu.edu, Brenda Simmons @ bksimmons@gwu.edu, Carol Pankow @ cnpankow@gwu.edu

  1. Explore-Work.com
    WINTAC has worked with Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) to design a series of web-based modules specific to the five required WIOA Pre-Employment Transition Services activities for use with students with disabilities. 
  2. Skills to Pay the Bills
  3. Transition to Work: Program Activity Guide
    (American Foundation of the Blind)

    The Transition to Work: Program Activity Guide was created for Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) Providers, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies, and Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI's) working to improve employment outcomes for teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired. This program activity guide has 19 lessons meant to address WIOA requirements. The activities included in this guide are for service providers to utilize to provide instruction and services to youth who are blind or visually impaired in three of the five required areas: job exploration, work-based learning, and workplace readiness training. The activities can be printed, access electronically, and even e-mailed. The activities are also available as electronic braille files (BRF) in the Unified English Braille (UEB) Code ready to be embossed. The BRF files are available for download at the bottom of each lesson. Right-click and "save as" to download a file to a computer.

  4. Life Skills

    Casey Life Skills (CLS) is a free tool that takes a look at the behaviors and competencies youth need to achieve their long-term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives. Examples of the life skills CLS helps youth self-evaluate include:

    • Maintaining healthy relationships
    • Work and study habits
    • Planning and goal-setting
    • Using community resources
    • Daily living activities
    • Budgeting and paying bills
    • Computer literacy
    • Their permanent connections to caring adults
  5. Essential Skills to Getting A Job...What Young People with Disabilities need to Know  No Cost
    The office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, provides a summarized list of skills needed to get a job and includes a resource listing of curriculum and materials that can be used by workforce preparation staff.

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