Pre-Employment Transition Services

Your Future Begins Here

We work with public schools across the state of Kentucky to help disabled students ages 14-21 who are potentially eligible for vocational rehabilitation services.  We want to help students plan for the future and prepare for careers that match their skills, abilities and interests. 

To meet the employment needs of students with disabilities, KCTCS Pre-ETS provides pre-employment transition services which include:

  • Post-Secondary Counseling and Exploration
  • Job Exploration Counseling
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Self-Advocacy Instruction
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences

These services are designed to make a difference and to be an early start at job exploration for students with disabilities when making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and competitive, integrated employment.

Our Core Services

  • Educate and inform students of short and long term post-secondary training opportunities, and assist in gaining an understanding of how different training options may meet their individual needs.
  • Promoting participation in postsecondary education

  • Attending college fairs and tours

  • Facilitate student visits to disability support services at local colleges to learn how to access services and supports that assist people with disabilities.
  • Discussion of students’ vocational interests

  • Review of local labor market and in-demand industries and occupations

  • Non-traditional employment options

  • Identification of career pathways of interest to the students
  • Apprenticeships and Job Shadowing
  • Paid and non-paid internships and/or work experiences

  • Informational interviews

  • Volunteering
  • Training on self-awareness, disclosure of disability, and knowing individual rights and responsibilities
  • Receive training on communication, problem solving, and other specific social and interpersonal skills as well as independent living skills

These services are designed to make an impactful difference and to be an early start at job exploration for students with disabilities when making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and competitive, integrated employment.

This project is funded by the Office for the Blind and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation with Federal Program Basic Support Funds 84.126A.

Pre-ETS College Contact

Matthew Wilson
Pre ETS Specialist
Accessibility Resource Center
Attn. Matthew Wilson
109 East Broadway
Louisville, KY  40202
matthew.wilson@kctcs.edu
Cell: 502-287-2405

Program Contact

Christol Caulk
KCTCS
Pre-Employment Transition Program Coordinator
(859) 256-3350
christol.caulk@kctcs.edu