Employment and Transition Services (Career and Transition Services)

Helping students transition to life after high school.

School Contacts

Annandale High School

Bryant High School

Cedar Lane School

Centreville High School

Chantilly High School

Davis Center

Edison High School

Fairfax High School

Falls Church High School

Hayfield Secondary School

Herndon High School

Justice High School

Key Center

Kilmer Center

Lake Braddock Secondary School

Langley High School

Lewis High School

Madison High School

Marshall High School

McLean High School

Mount Vernon High School

Mountain View High School

Oakton High School

Pulley Center

Quander Road School

Robinson Secondary School

South County High School

South Lakes High School

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

West Potomac High School

West Springfield High School

Westfield High School

Woodson High School

Middle School Resource ETR

Multi-Agency Services

What are Employment and Transition Services?

Transition services are required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  These services aim to address all areas related to life after high school. Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability. These services are focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of all children with a disability. It helps the children move from school to post-school activities. Transition services include:

  • instruction
  • related services
  • community experiences
  • the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and
  • if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation. [34 CFR 300.43 (a)] [20 U.S.C. 1401(34)]

Employment and Transition Representatives (ETRs)  are the transition resource at each high school.  ETRs assist with all aspects of transition such as:

  • career exploration
  • goal setting
  • job skills 
  • planning for the future. 

ETR support is for students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) team has determined the student needs this support.  This support can be provided on an intermittent basis or on a more intensive, ongoing basis. Identifying employment and transition service needs begins with a conversation with:

  • the student
  • the parent/guardian
  • school staff

Discussion points include the student's goals (ex. education, career, and adult living). Services and support are then determined by the IEP team and individualized based on the student's needs.

Employment and Transition Services may include:

  • instruction on a variety of transition topics
  • forming business partnerships for work-based learning
  • paid job support
  • job site development and placement for students in CTS courses
  • training for staff and families on transition topics and the transition IEP process
  • referring students to FCPS classes and services
  • connecting students with adult agencies

For more information about employment and transition services, contact Career and Transition Services at 571-423-4150.