Pre-ETS Youth Program

Pre-ETS Youth Transition Program

This program per the workforce innovation & opportunity act (WIOA), pre-employment (Pre-ETS) transition services provides students with disabilities ages 14 to 21 opportunities to improve workplace skills, explore career interests, and obtain work experience with the following program activities outlined below.

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school or after school opportunities, and/or experiences outside the traditional school setting in an integrated environment to the maximum extent possible.
  3. Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs at institutions of higher education.
  4. Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and opportunity for independent living,
  5. Instruction in self-advocacy- peer mentoring.

Ability 1st Utah also has a youth summer program that Pre-ETS students participate in during the months of June & July. Pre-ETS youth have the opportunity to participate in Pre-ETS services as well as social community integration activities with their peers, as well as independent living life skills classes. An activity calendar for the Pre-ETS summer youth program is provided in our center’s newsletter which is mailed out or given to each student, and also available on our website,

For more information please contact:

Pre-ETS Youth Program Coordinators


Roy Gerber

E-mail: / Phone: 801-850-5567

Shauna Parks

Email: / Phone: 801-850-5562