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Transition Employment Services Designee



Transition Employment Services Designee


As a result of HB 617 from the 83rd Texas Legislature, each local education agency (LEA) or shared services arrangement (SSA) is required to designate at least one employee to serve as the designee regarding transition and employment services for students receiving special education services.


To find contact information for a transition employment services designee or to access the list of transition and employment services designees, click here.




The Texas Transition and Employment Guide


Also as a result of HB 617 from the 83rd Texas Legislature, each local education agency (LEA) or shared services arrangement (SSA) is required to post The Texas Transition and Employment Guide on their website and provide students and parents with information on how to access the guide.


The Texas Transition and Employment Guide includes information about self-advocacy, transition services, employment, Social Security, community supports, postsecondary education and training, state agencies, and alternatives to guardianship.

The Texas Transition and Employment Guide can be found here:

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

Texas Transition and Employment Guide—Spanish



Resources for Transition and Employment Services Designees


An organization with a high level of professionalism for VACs , Transition Specialists, Job Coaches, Vocational Counselors, Life Skills Teachers and other professionals working directly with VAC students or in the area of transition.

YouthRules! is an initiative to promote positive and safe work experiences for teens by distributing information about young workers to youth, parents, employers and educators. Components of the initiative include a website, printed materials, outreach events, training seminars and partnering activities.
Child Labor Laws cover any employee under 18 years of age. Once an individual reaches age 18, they are considered an adult under child labor laws. The Texas Child Labor Law ensures that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is harmful to the child's safety, health or well-being.
Site contains links and resources to help students and adults gain employment
Search one of the largest job databases in Texas. Register for work so employers can find you. Use job search resources to increase your job opportunities. Get resume writing tips and learn job-winning interviewing techniques.
To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
The Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center is a collection of resources and tools available to all stakeholders committed to building a strong college and career readiness culture in Texas schools. Housed at Education Service Center Region 13, the center’s two main projects, the Texas College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide and the Texas Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center, were created to support all educators as they continue to assist students for successful post-secondary options. The center’s website hosts these major state-funded initiatives for easy access and reference.
Universal Design for the Workforce Development System is an innovative collection of tools and resources, designed to assist workforce development professionals in creating services to meet the diverse needs of all customers of the workforce development system.



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