STAR Program

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Pre-Employment Transition Services must be offered to students with disabilities without requiring them to apply for, or be determined eligible for, these services.

WIOA established VR as the primary agency for preparing youth with disabilities for employment while the youth are still in high school, including being able to access services while pursuing postsecondary education (trade, college, or university). VR will deliver specific Pre-Employment Transition Services including:

The students are not traditional VR customers, but have been referred to VR by school districts for limited (pre-employment transition) services.

Building Careers Transition Brochure photo

Building Careers for Transition Students
This brochure includes information about traditional VR and the STAR Program, so you can select the program that's right for you. Both offer pre-employment transition services that will prepare you for your new career.

Building Careers for Transition Students (PDF)
Building Careers for Transition Students (RTF)
Construyendo Carreras Para Alumnos de TransiciÚn (PDF)
Construyendo Carreras Para Alumnos de TransiciÚn (RTF)
Devlopman KaryŤ Pou Etidyan Ki nan Tanzisyon (PDF)
Devlopman KaryŤ Pou Etidyan Ki nan Tanzisyon (RTF)

STAR Referral Portal

To facilitate the delivery of these services, VR designed the web-based platform, STAR. STAR, short for "Student Transition Activities Record," is VR's new IT application designed to help VR staff and school district's work together as they help youth through the program.

School District STAR Program Login

Make a Pre-ETS Referral
Students who do not wish to apply to or go through the VR eligibility process may receive limited Pre-Employment Transition Services by having school personnel make a Pre-ETS Referral through the Student Transition Activities Record (STAR) portal.

All others, may use the Pre-ETS Referral Form to make a referral. The
Pre-ETS Referral Form collects information and signatures and identifies required disability documentation that is needed to process the referral. A Pre-ETS referral cannot move forward without the required information and signatures. The completed form and current disability documentation should be sent to your local VR office. To find the office nearest you, please use the VR Office Directory.

STAR Web Form User Guides