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 or attending post secondary school (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) 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

STAR Web Form User Guides