The HSHT students in Pickens county will participate in Driver Permit training through a grant provided to the Georgia Committee's HSHT program by State Farm. On 9-20-2019, the first session of Driver Permit Training was held at Pickens County High School. There will be 7 one-hour weekly training sessions. Students will be transported to the Department of Driver Services to sit for the permit test at the end of the training. Nathans Driving school is providing the instruction. Three representatives from the local State Farm office attended and introduced themselves to the students and they plan to do a short presentation at the end of the training about insurance with State Farm and how safe driving impacts cost of insurance.
Nine students from the Pickens County HSHT program participated in the first session. They watched a video on Joshua’s Law and the driver education course. They were given Driver’s Permit manuals and the instructor began pointing out different rules of the road as they related to the Joshua’s Law video. Students were engaged and were able to answer questions about material covered during the training hour. All plan to return next week for session 2 of the training.
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.