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A person-centered approach to Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) offered by Community Connections.
Pre-ETS provides individualized services and a robust job-readiness curriculum to match each student’s unique abilities, interests and goals. Our three-level training curriculum ensures all students have the opportunity to learn and grow into independent, reliable and work-ready members of the community.
Our goal is to empower students in showing them that life-enriching experiences like employment promote optimal independence for persons with disabilities.
Ready for a future filled with promise? Here’s a look at how Pre-ETS works for students.
[ CCI | PRE ETS ] Workplace Readiness Training takes place in a small group setting (at most 4 students). Classes are offered 4-5 times per year and students spend about 5 hours per week for 4 weeks to complete their coursework. A pre- and post-training assessment is offered to determine if students are ready to move on to Job Exploration Counseling and/or a Work-Based Experience.
[ CCI | PRE ETS ] goal for the Workplace Readiness Training is to help students with:
[ CCI | PRE ETS ] provides a rich curriculum to address each of the following key areas to ensure a student’s success:
This one-on-one counseling focuses on a positive vision for the future and is based on individual strengths, preferences, abilities, and capacities for acquiring new skills and the student’s personality.
[ CCI | PRE ETS ] goal for the Job Exploration Counseling:
At the end of the approximately 16-hour component, the students will be placed in a Work-Based Learning Experience based on their discoveries.
With the help of [ CCI | PRE ETS ] counselors, students will take part in:
[ CCI | PRE ETS ] knows the power of community integration for promoting optimal independence and life-enriching experiences for persons with disabilities.
Now imagine the ability to earn a
paycheck or build a marketable portfolio. That’s where our Work-Based Learning Experiences come into play. We offer a combination of the following three levels determined by the students
needs and readiness:
LEVEL 1: Situational Work Assessment
LEVEL 2: Community-Based Work Internship
LEVEL 3: Community Based Employment
Pre-ETS participants are referred through Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. You can also contact Community Connections Employment Manager at 508-362-1140 for more information about coordinating Pre-ETS services with Community Connections.
Cape Cod, Wareham, New Bedford, Fall River and surrounding areas.
We provide services in the individual’s school or elsewhere as negotiated with the school district. Please note: Community Connections is flexible regarding times, location and delivery of services.
Pre-ETS services are offered 12 months per year.
We have over 30 years of experience providing employment services. Our program is certified at the highest level by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Office of Quality Enhancement.
To learn more, please contact Kevin Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org
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