Florida High School High Tech (HSHT) is designed to provide high school students with all types of disabilities the opportunity to explore jobs or postsecondary education leading to technology- related careers. HSHT links youth to a broad range of academic, career development, and experiential resources and experiences that will enable them to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. HSHT is a community-based partnership made up of students, parents, businesses, educators and rehabilitation professionals. It has been shown to reduce the high school dropout rate and increase the overall self-esteem of participating students. The HSHT Program at the Center for Independent Living of Broward in partnership with 16 Broward County High Schools provide students exceptional career-oriented activities and exposure to technology based careers. We also work with students to develop their skills in computer technology, and provide access to computer equipment in our state-of-the-art Ipad studio and computer lab. As part of a structured academic curriculum, students explore career and vocational goals through Disabled and Nondisabled corporate and educational site visits, mentoring, and job shadowing with the ultimate goal to develop employability skills, job readiness, or post-secondary interest. If you are interested in participating, there is a role for you.
HSHT provides participants the following opportunities:
Paid summer internship opportunities that provide on-the-job experiences in high tech environments.
Corporate and Educational Site visits
Students explore the corporate business environment, and learn job tasks in a variety of industries with a focus on technology. They also visit local Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools to obtain information about the admissions process.
Disabled and non disabled professionals in high tech fields serve as career advisors to students.
Students spend time observing professionals at work in careers of their interest.
Workshops & Training
Featuring independent living skills development, career exploration, resume development, career planning, specialized computer training, and job search skills and instruction.
For more information about enrolling a student in Florida High School High Tech contact Youth Services at (954) 722-6400.