High School/High Tech Resources

A number of resources are available to support HS/HT programs across the country as they implement new practices, build and utilize research-based strategies and help to shape polices to successfully engage youth with disabilities in the workforce.

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A number of resources are available to support HS/HT programs across the country as they implement new practices, build and utilize research-based strategies and help to shape polices to successfully engage youth with disabilities in the workforce.

High School/High Tech Program Guide: A Comprehensive Transition Program Promoting Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for Youth with Disabilities

High School/High Tech Program Guide CoverThe HS/HT Program Guide is an updated and much expanded version of the HS/HT Program Manual that was produced in 2003.  As HS/HT has spread to numerous states, the experiences of these programs and the resultant evolution of the HS/HT program from a locally-administered and implemented program to a state-administered and locally-implemented program have produced a wealth of additional information about the HS/HT program model.  As a result, the newly released HS/HT Program Guide is full of information and materials used by the HS/HT programs throughout the country.

View the High School/High Tech Program Guide.

Supplement for the Program Manual

Using the High School/High Tech Design Features to Meet the Needs of Youth with Disabilities: A Supplement to the High School/ High Tech Program Manual
The information in this document has been gathered in response to High School/High Tech (HS/HT) program coordinators nationwide requesting additional resources to supplement the new HS/HT Program Manual. It is intended to assist youth service workers and advocates to meet the challenges of organizing individualized programming for young people with disabilities using the four evidence-based design features (Preparatory Experiences, Connecting Activities, Work-Based Experiences, and Youth Leadership Development).

NCWD/Youth Information Briefs

Math, Science, and Technology: Essential Skills for Career Success in the 21st Century
Issue 7, December 2003
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This information brief focuses on targeted career planning efforts for youth. The brief provides basic information on math, science, and technology as a fundamental need in our day-to-day lives, and highlights suggested academic coursework to better prepare young adults for the top growing careers.

High School/High Tech
Issue 2, September 2002
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This brief details information from a variety of sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Monthly Labor Review, which point to increasing expansion in technology career fields and explains what this means for HS/HT programs.

HS/HT Bulletins

The HS/HT Bulletin is an electronic resource that provides useful topical information for HS/HT programs. The Bulletin also provides information on funding sources and highlights of promising features of individual HS/HT programs.

  • Current Issue (PDF) This month's Bulletin features information on the topic volunteerism and the individuals and companies that offer their talents, experience, work and leisure time, and hearts to help HS/HT students and programs.
  • Archives

Funding Resources

Many different types public and private funding sources are used to support HS/HT. This rich and flexible database will allow you to conduct a search for funding sources by the type resources of interest as well as by region or lead organization.

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