Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services

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Riverside Industries’ Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) is a unique opportunity for high school students with disabilities transitioning from school into adult life. It provides students with job exploration, social skills training and a competitive, integrated vocational experience in the community. Our Pre-ETS services are designed to give students an introduction to work that will serve to inform their future vocational choices, develop work habits and obtain experiences that will make them more marketable in the competitive workforce. 

Services included in the Pre-ETS Program include:

Job Exploration Counseling - group and individual services that will allow participants to get a better understanding of themselves in order to develop an individual career plan that works best for    them.

Workplace Readiness Training - focus on job searching skills and the various soft skills that are so vital to success in employment. This will include the use of a variety of curricula, videos, and training modules to give participants a comprehensive knowledge base that will assist them in not just acquiring, but maintaining employment. 

Paid Internship - participants will be placed in an integrated, paid internship at a local business in the community for eight to ten hours a week, for six to eight weeks. Whenever possible, participants will be able to do the internship at the business of their choice. 


For more information please contact Gina Bates at (413) 527-2711 x143 or