Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

Summer 2022 Sessions: Pre-Employment Transition Services
We are offering a six-session course this summer to help students with disabilities prepare for employment after high school. The sessions will be held weekly on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from June 14 through July 19. Some sessions will be held at the St. Joseph MERIL office, some will be virtual, and some will be off-site field trips.
The curriculum will contain skill-building workshops, real-world advice from local employers, one-on-one mentoring, and socialization activities with peers. Topics include: Self-advocacy in the workplace, workplace accommodations, leadership skills, developing workplace relationships and “soft skills,” understanding workplace expectations, discovering which types of careers are right for you, and how to find resources.
The sessions are available at no cost to students who are 14-21 years old, who have an IEP or are 504 eligible, and who will not graduate this year.
Contact us at 816-279-8558 or email meril@meril.org if you are interested in signing up for the Pre-ETS sessions! The deadline to register is April 15.