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School to Work

JEVS hireAbility School to Work program (formerly Pre-Employment Transition Services, or Pre-ETS), prepares students with disabilities to transition from the world of school to the world of adulthood, work, postsecondary education or vocational training. Work-based learning experiences help students identify vocational interests, aptitudes and preferred work environments.

The goal is to facilitate a student’s career plan and to identify a career path matched to his or her abilities and interests through training in independent living, work readiness and self-advocacy.


  • Soft-Skills Training
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Exploration
  • Resume Writing/Portfolio Development
  • Job Shadowing
  • Paid and Unpaid Internships
  • Worksite Placements
  • On-the-Job Mentoring

How Does it Work?

  • Students work one-on-one or in a classroom with a Career Navigator and Job Coach during their high school years. Through a variety of assessments, career exploration, and workplace learning experiences, students’ interests, skills, abilities, and personal traits are discovered.
  • Students participate in a variety of group activities such as mock interviews, resume writing/portfolio development, tours of job facilities, job sampling, and job shadowing— all designed to heighten their awareness of the career options available to them.
  • Work-based learning experiences offer students actual work experience at a local business. Supported by the Job Coach, students gain valuable insights into the attitudes, values, and behaviors that indicate success in the 21st Century Workplace.


  • Must be age 14-21
  • Must be enrolled in school (middle school, high school, technical school or college)
  • Must be receiving special education or related services OR determined to have a disability (contact JEVS hireAbility for details)


No cost to those who qualify.


1845 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

505 Hamilton Ave, 103A
Linwood, NJ 08221

Camden County College
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012


Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm


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