ERIC Number: ED450527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
High School/High Tech Program Guide: An Implementation Guide for High School/High Tech Program Coordinators. Promoting Careers in Science and Technology for High School Students with Disabilities.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
This implementation guide is intended to assist educators in planning, establishing, building, and managing a High School/High Tech project for high school students with disabilities. The program is designed to develop career opportunities, provide activities that will spark an interest in high technology fields, and encourage students to pursue higher education. The guide begins by discussing the mission and primary features of the program. Key features include: (1) paid summer employment and internship opportunities that provide on-the-job experiences in high tech environments; (2) corporate site visits to laboratories, manufacturing plants, and high tech offices and facilities; (3) mentoring professionals in high tech fields serving as career advisors to students; (4) job shadowing in which students spend time observing professionals at work; and (5) workshops and training featuring career exploration, resume development, career planning, specialized computer training, and job search skills instruction. Following chapters of the guide provide detailed information on program components, how to launch a local project site, how to market the program, how to involve parents and other advocates, how to develop an awareness of cultural diversity, and how to monitor, evaluate, and report on programs. Appendices include samples and templates for creating documents critical to program operations. (CR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Internship Programs, Mentors, Program Implementation, Technical Occupations, Technology, Work Environment, Work Experience Programs
Office of Disability Employment Policy, 1331 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20004-1107; Tel: 202-376-6200 (Voice); Tel: 202-376-6205 (TDD); Fax: 202-376-6219; Web site: http://www.dol.gov/dol/odep.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.