High School/High Tech

The High School/High Tech (HS/HT) program, one of the most promising comprehensive models for preparing youth with disabilities to explore careers in math, science, and technology effectively links youth with disabilities to a broad range of academic, career development, and experiential resources and experiences that will enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.

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 (HS/HT) is recognized as one of the most successful strategies for assisting youth with disabilities as they transition from high school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education and employment. This guide provides information and materials used by the HS/HT programs throughout the country including program materials, tips for partnership development, service strategies, activities, curriculum, success stories, and examples of systemic change. This guide can be used by existing HS/HT programs for program improvement and expansion, and by new and developing programs to guide their implementation efforts.

Labor Market Trends for Technology-Focused Occupations and Career Fields: Implications for High School/ High Tech Program Operators

This InfoBrief 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

Math, Science, and Technology: Essential Skills for Career Success in the 21st Century

This InfoBrief 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.

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).

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