Youth Transitioning from School to Employment

Young adults with disabilities who are getting ready to move on from school to employment may be eligible for several vocational rehabilitation (VR) services.

VR counselors work with you, your parents and/or the school district to develop a coordinated transition plan. This includes your school history, interests, employment goals and your future needs for training.

Pre-employment transition services provide opportunities for students with disabilities to learn through work and education. These services are coordinated by a VR counselor. For more information, see the Pre-Employment Transition Services page at Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Additional resources for youth with disabilities who are in transition

Transition Planning

Transitioning into the World of Work

  • By Youth for Youth: Employment - written by youth for youth who want to know more about finding and keeping the right job.
  • Get My Future - Helping youth put together a successful job search with resources on resumes, interviewing, networking and finding job openings.
  • Job Search: What it Takes - Find tips to make your job search successful. Learn more about getting work experience, writing a resume, interviewing and landing a job.
  • My Next Move - Learn more about an industry or the career of your choice.
  • MYMoney.Gov provides tips on how to plan and budget so you'll have enough money when you need it.
  • Say Yes! To Employment - this website is for job seekers and their families looking for information on what to consider during the employment search process, including learning to be your own self advocate to understanding the Social Security benefits on employments.
  • Soft skills are important traits that make you marketable in today's rapidly changing workplace. ODEP has created a set of lessons and videos for youth ages 14 to 21 to learn about the six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.