The Augusta Area High School High Tech Program (HSHT) hosted a College Fair and Resource Day on October 29, 2013 for students in the Augusta HSHT program. Staff from post-secondary education sites, local employers, armed forces, and community partners were invited to set up informational booths to meet with the HSHT students to discuss opportunities for students after graduation from high school. Approximately 200 students from 17 high schools in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond and Wilkes counties attended the Augusta Area High School High Tech College Fair and Resource Day on October 29th, 2013. Four students were awarded computers funded by a partnership with the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah Area.
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 attended the event.
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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.