Arizona Department of Economic Security

Vocational Rehabilitation

Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees several programs which are designed to assist eligible individuals who have disabilities to achieve employment outcomes and enhanced independence by offering comprehensive services and supports.

The Vocational Rehabilitation program provides a variety of services to persons with disabilities, with the ultimate goal to prepare for, enter into, or retain employment.

Services They Provide:

 

Educational Resources

  • College Preparation

Employment Assistance

  • Job Training Services

 

Programs:

Pre-Employment Tranistion Services (Pre-ETS)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program is offering Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities statewide. Pre-ETS are specific career exploration and job readiness services that help students with disabilities between 14-22 years of age, participating in an educational program (e.g. public, private or charter schools, home school, vocational programs, college, GED programs, etc.), prepare for future employment. It is important to note that these students do not have to apply for VR services or be clients of the VR program. Pre-ETS are provided via workshops that are short in duration and related to the following topic areas:

  • Job Exploration Counseling;

  • Work-Based Learning;

  • Counseling on Post-Secondary and Training Opportunities;

  • Work Readiness Training; and

  • Instruction in Self-Advocacy

How do I request Pre-ETS?

Go to the website and follow the directions:
https://des.az.gov/services/employment/rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation-vr/pre-employment-transition

Services for high school aged youth:

Youth with disabilities may apply for Vocational Rehabilitation services at the age of 14.  Services are intended to assist youth with career exploration, work readiness skills development, career preparation, disability awareness, self-advocacy skills development, and job placement.  There are 13 Vocational Rehabilitation offices in Maricopa County.  Visit our website to find the office nearest you: https://des.az.gov/rsa-contact-information

  • Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act