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Training & Opportunities

To receive more information about how to access other Pre-employment Transition Services, please contact your local VR office.

Career Exploration and Counseling

May include activities such as: discussions on in-demand occupations, nontraditional employment, administration of vocational interest inventory and results, career pathways, or local labor market information that applies to the student’s areas of interest.

Counseling on Post-Secondary Opportunities

May include counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher learning, including: counseling on course offerings and career options, types of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace and postsecondary opportunities associated with career fields or pathways. Can also include advising students and parents or representatives on academic curricula, providing information about college application and admissions process, assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),or providing resources that may be used to support individual student success (i.e., disability support services).

Idaho Career Mentoring Day

Students are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests. Students experience a typical day on the job and learn how to prepare to enter the world of work.

Instruction in Self-Advocacy

This service will include working one on one with students or in a group setting in order to teach students about their rights and responsibilities, how to request accommodations or services and supports, communicate their thoughts, concerns, and needs in order to prepare them for peer mentoring opportunities with individuals working in their area of interest. Students can also participate in informational interviews.

Job Shadows

Students will work with VRC or CRP to identify potential areas of post- secondary career interest. Student will spend agreed upon length of time at places of interest to be set up by VRC or CRP. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions to employers within the related field of interest.

Work Based Learning Experiences

Services may include: in-school or after school paid or unpaid work experiences, apprenticeships, internships, short-term employment, informational interviews, work-site tours, and mentoring.

Workplace Readiness Training

May include services to develop social skills and independent living skills necessary to prepare for eventual employment, including: communication and interpersonal skills, financial literacy, job-seeking skills and understanding employer expectations for punctuality and performance, other “soft” skills necessary for employment.

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