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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.

Curriculum Options

    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.
  4. TransitionTN Curriculum Database - TransitionTN has developed a searchable database of curriculum that includes options for providing the five required pre-employment transition services. You can search by Pre-ETS category, payment type (Free to subscription) and accessibility for hearing and vision impairments.
  5. program offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactive links and games, completely free. We advise that you thoroughly review these to see what activities you would approve your vendors using.

  6. AFB 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

Career Exploration

  1. O Net
  2. Childhood Meets Adulthood 
    This web site is a place for teens. It was developed by the University of Minnesota with support from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services, Ideas that Work.  It is designed for youth to think about what they want to do with their future. It can be used with a teacher, mentor, parent, friend or individual. Registration is required.
  3. National Career Development Association-Internet Sites for Career Planning
  4. Promising Tomorrows - Junior Achievement has developed online learning resources that anyone can access for free. Each lesson has a pre and post survey for students
  5. Nebraska Career Clusters - Experience virtual industry tours that provide a unique opportunity to get a glimpse inside Nebraska-based industries without leaving your home or classroom.
  6. CareerOneStop: Explore videos on hundreds of different careers
  7. National Career Development Association-Internet Sites for Career Planning
  8.  Workforce GPS 10-18 Explore Careers and the Workplace Virtually
  9.  Road Trip Nation - YouTube Channel How can you be successful in school and your job and your life? It can feel overwhelming but you are not alone.  We're here to help with stories of people who overcame challenges and defined success for themselves, like Gary Vaynerchuk, John Legend, Michelle Obama, Joe Rogan, and more.  Meet people who found careers connected to their interests and get inspiration and motivation for how you can find a fulfilling career and build a fulfilling life.
  10. KQED 50 Videos for Career Path Explorations 
  11. Khan Academy Career Exploration Videos
  12. Virginia Career View-Explore Career Clusters
  13. Dr. Kit Career Videos
  14. Map it-Online Interactive Training for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  15. Reality Check - Guiding Child to Career Success
  16. Occupational Outlook Handbook
  18. National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability


  1. National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability   No Cost
    Find the latest details about NCWD/Youth resources and tools including: news, events, issues and policies central to preparing youth for transition to adulthood. Products include:

    • Charting The Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Learning Disabilities
    • The Guidepost for Success
    • The 411 on Disabilities
    • Navigating the Road to Work: Basics
  2. Minnesota's Pre-ETS Toolkit with Resources - A Resource for Providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for Minnesota Students with Disabilities. 

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