High School High Tech students from Alcovy, Eastside, Newton Career Academy, and Newton High School attended a tour at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta on October 30, 2013. Approximately 30 students from Newton County attended the CDC tour and were provided information about the CDC, a presentation on career opportunities, a tour of the CDC site, and a self-guided tour of the CDC museum. Staff from the CDC organized the visit and made the presentations to the students. The Executive Director of the Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Inc., Karen Royston, the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Alice Gardner, and Newton County HSHT Site liaisons, Alisa Echols, Chris Newsham, Tyshema Mitchell and Loineda Dean assisted with coordinating the tour and attended the tour with the students. The students enjoyed the tour and received pertinent information on career opportunities at the CDC.
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.