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Pre-ETS Notice

This part of the website has been updated to reflect the Notice of Interpretation in the Federal Register.


    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. T-Folio - T-Folio is a free online transition portfolio tool for high school-age youth with disabilities. The curriculum provides facilitators with lesson plans and tips to help youth build self-determination and job-readiness skills through a series of interactive exercises. T-Folio curriculum aligns with Individual Education Program (IEP) transition planning, DVR Pre-Employment Transition Service categories, and the CCTS Transition Services Flowchart.
  3. Pathways to the Future (West Virginia) - This includes sample lesson plans and detailed curricula for students with disabilities that schools,VR, or other partners could use in delivering any of the five required Pre-ETS services. We advise that you thoroughly review these to see what activities you would approve your vendors using.

Other Resources

  1. College & Career Competency Framework (KU)
  2. Personal Competencies for College & Career Success
  3. (National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability)
    This guide provides suggestions about various strategies postsecondary professionals can use to assist students in developing personal competencies that will increase their chances of success. Part I of this guide provides an overview of personal competencies that all students need for college and career success as well as additional competencies for students with disabilities. Part II describes what colleges can do to build student competencies. To obtain this publication in an alternate format please contact the Collaborative at 877-871-0744 toll free or email
  4. Making My Way through College
    Making My Way through College is a guide for any student pursuing a degree or other type of credential (e.g., certification, license) at a two-year or four-year community college, college, or university. You will find information on a variety of topics relevant to preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work. Much of the information provided is relevant to all students, but the primary focus of the guide is on navigating the college experience for students with disabilities or those who think they may have a disability.
  5. Guidance and Career Counselors' Toolkit-Advising High School Students with Disabilities on Postsecondary options
    This 192 page resource contains answers to counselors' most frequently asked questions about postsecondary opportunities for students with disabilities. Students and their families are encouraged use the toolkit to help guide their transition planning for college and career. This online toolkit has been vetted by the U.S. Department of Education.
  6. Minnesota's Pre-ETS Toolkit with Resources - A Resource for Providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for Minnesota Students with Disabilities.
  7. Peer Supports: Focusing on the Experiences of College Students with Intellectual Disability - Summarizes findings from a qualitative study that interviewed college students with intellectual disabilities in an attempt to determine what is known about students in inclusive postsecondary education and their experiences with peer supports.
  8. From the Field: Strategies on Career Development and Employment for Students with Intellectual Disability - is a practical guide for college programs to support career development and employment opportunities for students.
  9. Federal Financial Aid or Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  10. Increasing Postsecondary Opportunities and Success for Students and Youth with Disabilities


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