North Carolina Pre-ETS

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About the Program

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) is a program designed to provide in-school youth industry-based career exploration. Through a partnership with the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Employment Source, A ServiceSource Affiliate Works for Me program offers pre-employment services to students who have either an IEP or a 504 Plan. The program gives students the opportunity to develop work readiness skills, explore career pathways, and prepare for their future.

Through this program, Employment Source partners with local businesses to provide participants hands-on employment exploration and job skill development through paid internships in the community. Our staff works with the students to develop unique job and assessment opportunities based on their individual interests. In addition, students earn a wage while working in the community.


  • Practicing social skills needed at work
  • Individual financial coaching sessions
  • Soft skill instruction
  • Self-advocacy support
  • Résumé development and building
  • Interview skills practice and learning
  • Transportation training
  •  Individualized work plans
  • Goal setting
  • Workplace training

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be ages 14–21 and currently enrolled in either a public school, private school or homeschool setting.


For more information, call 910-826-4699 and ask for the Pre-ETS Coordinator.  To reach the Pre-ETS department directly, call 910-826-4699, press “4” for Rehabilitation and then “3” for Pre-ETS.

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