Prepare for Post-Secondary Education and Employment Opportunities

Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are assigned to the high schools in Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange counties to assist students. Additional services may be provided to help achieve education, training, or employment goals.

Students in the Vocational Rehab Program receive core services, including:

  • Career Exploration
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Counseling on Post-Secondary Enrollment
  • Other Self-Advocacy Services

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students who are 14 – 22 years old as of September 1st of the previous year
  • Students who are receiving special education services or who have eligibility through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Students who are enrolled in an approved educational program

Student HireAbility Navigator

The Student HireAbility Navigator focuses exclusively on services for students with disabilities who are in the early phases of preparing for transition to post-secondary education and employment. The Student HireAbility Navigator serves as a resource to support, expand, and enhance the pre-employment transition services that are provided by Vocational Rehabilitation.

Available Services for WIOA Eligible Students and Young Adults

  • Job search and placement assistance
  • GED assistance
  • Personal case manager for ongoing assistance
  • Career planning assistance
  • Possible education and training assistance funded through Workforce
  • Transportation and work-related assistance for those who qualify

Eligibility will be based on a comprehensive assessment of education, work history, basic skills, interest and abilities, and financial needs.

Youth and Young Adult WIOA Eligibility Requirements

Youth are required to meet the basic WIOA eligibility requirements. Once the basic WIOA eligibility requirements are met, additional requirements for WIOA youth must be met.

The job seeker must be:

  • aged 16 through 24
  • a low-income individual 
  • and within one or more of the following categories:
    • Deficient in basic literacy skills
    • School dropout (youth who are homeschooled are not dropouts)
    • Homeless, runaway, or foster youth
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • Offender

Additional assistance needed to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment.

Helpful Resources

Texas Workforce Commission
Partners Resources Network
TEA Special Education
I’m Determined
Spindletop Center

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation
510 Park Street, Suite 100
Beaumont, Texas 77701