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!

  • Scholarships and Grants for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

    Please check the specific application deadline for each one.

Upcoming Programs

  • ECO Hospitality Edition

    Great Wolf Lodge Hospitality Program

    Date:  May 3rd - May 5th, 2019

    Location:  Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N. US Highway 31 S., Traverse City, MI  49684

    REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 31, 2019

  • Spring Into the Future PDF icon

    College Exploration Experience focusing on career exploration, leadership development, college readiness and orientation & mobility training. 

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2019

    Dates:  March 31 - April 3, 2019

    Location:  Rochester College, 800 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

    Apply online at LeaderDog.org/explore-college

    A BSBP program held in partnership with LeaderDogs and Rochester College.

  • FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY! Transition Services Partnership Meeting

    Attendees should include: TCVI's for the schools, O & M staf for the schools, Transition Coordinators, BSBP Staff

    Date:  Friday November 30, 2018

    Time:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Location: Kent ISD Education Service Center, Coldwater Conference Room, 2930 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Contact us at (269) 337-3449 or mcvoys@michigan.gov

  • 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.