Students from 17 high schools in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond and Wilkes counties attended the Augusta Area High School High Tech Motivational Training Kick-off on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at the Georgia Regents University Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre in Augusta. The High School High Tech program (HSHT) is a collaboration between the Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Inc., The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and local school systems.
There were over 260 attendees at the motivational training kick-off. The kick-off training included an interactive session on interviewing skills and a motivational keynote speaker. Staff from ADP, Augusta provided an interactive job readiness training session on interviewing skills and gave an example of a “bad interview vs. a good interview”. The motivational keynote speaker, Tim Piccirillo, provided an energetic keynote session titled “The Magic of Your Potential” to encourage students to reach their full potential. Tim is a motivational speaker who travels across the country motivating and inspiring students, teachers and human services professionals.
Staff from the Augusta office of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency listed below coordinated this event: Charlotte Young, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Sandra Owens, Rehabilitation Assistant. Karen Royston, Executive Director for the Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Inc. assisted and served as facilitator of the event.
Community partners who participated in this event included: Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Inc., East Central Georgia Consortium, ADP, Augusta and Kohl’s Department Store.
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.