Overview

  • Transition/Pre-ETS Services and Programs

    The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) help students age 14 and over to successfully make the transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment. 

  • College Assessment

    Before an Individual Plan for Employment is developed that includes the use of (Michigan) Bureau of Services for Blind Persons resources for college, the individual must demonstrate his or her ability to function in the academic environment. The College Assessment has been developed to measure a student's preparedness for college, specifically in the areas of communication skills, note taking, technology skills, travel, and activities of daily living.

  • Information for TCVI's

    This information is intended for Teacher Counselors of Visually Impaired Students in the school system who are referring eligible or potentially eligible students for Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS).

  • Summer Work Experience Opportunities

    Look here for summer work experience opportunities!

Upcoming Programs

  • SAVE THE DATE!

    21st Century Transportation: Careers for Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired

    October 31 - November 2, 2018

     

  • BSBP Transition/Pre-ETS Programs

    Attached below as a Word document is a comprehensive listing of scheduled BSBP Transition/Pre-ETS programs during the FY 2018 (10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018).  Please contact Shannon McVoy, Transition Services Manager at mcvoys@michigan.gov or 269-337-3449 for more information.

  • Are You Ready? Program

    A program designed to enhance independent living skills and activities of daily of living skills for students age 14 - 21 who are blind or visually impaired.

    Dates: July 8th through July 20th, 2018

    Location: BSBP Training Center, 1541 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008

    Are You Ready? Flier PDF

  • PERT Program through MCTI

    School-to-Work Transition program being held in collaboration with Michigan Rehabilitation Services

    Dates:  Choose the week of July 8 or July 15, 2018

    Location:  Michigan Career and Technical Institute, 11611 West Pine Lake Road, Plainwell, MI 49080

    Contact your counselor for registration details

    PERT Flier PDF