Vocational Rehabilitation and Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), a state human service agency, helps individuals with disabilities live and work independently.  In general, MRC can provide vocational and independent living supports to individuals with disabilities.

MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living, and Disability Determination for federal benefit programs.  MRC counselors work with youth and adults with various types of disabilities.  Transition-aged youth (14 to 22) may be eligible for Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS).

How can the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) help?

Family Guide to Transition Services

1. Find out eligibility requirements for MRC services.

2. What are Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)? 

Before you finish high school, pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) can help you get ready for a job.

These services include:

  • Job exploration counseling
  • Work readiness training
  • Work-based learning experiences
  • Counseling in post-secondary education
  • Self-advocacy

(Source – www.mass.gov/service-details/pre-employment-transition-services)

To learn more about Pre-ETS

3. How do you get referred to MRC? Find out here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/types-of-referrals-to-mrc-for-students-and-youth

4. Find your local MRC office here: https://www.mass.gov/vocational-rehabilitation/locations

5. Learn more about how schools and MRC work together visit this page”: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/how-schools-and-mrc-work-together

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Explore national workforce development resources such as the Department of Labor and MassHire