On October 25, 2016 High School High Tech students from Stephens County High School and Barrow County school system toured McLane Southeast and received a presentation on career opportunities, employment expectations, and a tour of the facility. The students also visited Athens Technical College and were given presentations by staff in Admissions, Financial Aide and Disability Services. The students also toured the campus so they could see all the types of programs that are offered at this campus.
The Muscogee County High School High Tech program hosted a High School High Tech Rally at Columbus State University on October 7, 2016. There were over 120 High School High Tech students from the Muscogee county school system that attended and participated in this transition activity. The students attended training sessions on Knowledge Beyond the Classroom, Self-Advocacy Training, Disability Awareness, and Making New Connections. The students received a lot of great information in one day at this event on job readiness, self-advocacy, Vocational Rehabilitation services and disability awareness. Partners that assisted with this rally were Muscogee County school staff, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, Columbus State University staff and Georgia High School High Tech staff. Paula Dukes with the Muscogee County school system coordinated this event.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.