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Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services are available in Michigan to students with disabilities who are age 14-26 and accepted or enrolled in secondary or postsecondary education.  
Pre-Employment Transition Services are an early intervention delivered in a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences with the goal of ultimately leading to competitive, integrated employment outcomes.
Five Types of Pre-Employment Transition Services
Job Exploration
  • Learn about different jobs, consider which jobs interest you and what skills you need to gain to be successful.  
Work-Based-Learning Experience
  • Participate in activities to learn about the workplace. 
Counseling on Postsecondary Education
  • Learn about options for continued education and training after high school. 
Workplace Readiness Training
  • Learn about and gain skills to be ready for employment.  
Self-Advocacy Training, including Peer Mentoring 
  • Learn about and gain skills to advocate for yourself and request accommodations that you need to be successful.
Contact Information 

MRS offices are located throughout the state. Click here to find an office near you

You may also call 1-800-605-6722 (toll free, voice).*
*TTY users may contact MRS by dialing 711 and providing the relay operator with the toll free number.

Note:

Students under the age of 18 or over the age of 18 who have a guardian, will need parent/guardian permission to participate in the Pre-Employment Transition Services. The MRS-2900 – Student and Parental/Guardian Referral Consent for Pre-Employment Transition Services form will need to be completed.

MRS-2900 – Student and Parental/Guardian Referral Consent for Pre-Employment Transition Services

Students who are 18 or older and do not have a quardian may give their own consent to receive these services.

School Verification of Student with a Disability is completed by school personnel and requires documentation of the student’s disability. 

MRS-2905 – School Verification of Student with a Disability Pre-Employment Transition Services