Pre-Employment Transition Services (P.E.T.S.)
Are you ready to start exploring your employment options for life after graduation? BCRC administers the P.E.T.S. program for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for youth, ages 14-21, in school districts throughout Beaver County. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the transition process from high school to a career.
Students enrolled in P.E.T.S. can receive group services, individual services, or a combination of both. Whether you already know what type of employment you want to pursue or you're still considering your options, we provide training and support to help you develop the skills you need to be successful and live independently after you graduate.
P.E.T.S. group services give you an opportunity to explore a variety of employment options. This service includes classroom instruction on independent living skills, self-advocacy, and workplace readiness. These topics are introduced on a rotation throughout the school year and are offered weekly at participating school districts. Our experienced instructors and a cutting-edge curriculum ensure students are provided with the highest quality of service.
Individual services include job shadowing opportunities and short-term work-based learning experiences for students age 16-21 and enrolled in school. Job shadowing is a non-paid and observational experience at jobs that are of interest to the student. A Work-Based Learning Experience (WBLE), is a 90-hour paid internship that is based on the interests and skills of the student.