ERIC Number: ED454651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa High School High Tech: Promoting Careers in Technology for Students with Disabilities. Final Report and Implementation Manual.
McQuillen, Terry; Nietupski, John; Berg, Deana Duncan; Daugherty, Vicki; Bildstein, Stephanie
This final report and implementation manual describes the activities and outcomes of Iowa's High School High Tech (HSHT) program, a joint effort of Grant Wood Area Education Agency and Goodwill Industries of Southeast Iowa to inspire students with disabilities to pursue high tech careers. The program provides opportunities for students to learn about area firms, to identify career interests and to shadow seasoned professionals, and paid and non-paid internships. The program also offers students chances to visit postsecondary educational institutions, high tech firms, and summer tech camps, and to pursue software training. By 1999-01, the 3-year program was serving 87 students in 12 high schools and 3 alternative programs. Thirty-seven HSHT students have finished high school since the project began. A survey found that 20 attend higher education programs, 2 of the 29 are unemployed, and 7 of 29 are working. The replication manual includes an overview of the HSHT model and the seven-step process for establishing effective HSHT programs. Responsibilities of HSHT personnel are explained, along with the nuts and bolts of starting a program. A job shadow packet and internship packet are provided. An appendix includes related forms and publicity about the program. (CR)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Disabilities, High Schools, Internship Programs, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Transitional Programs, Work Experience Programs
Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4499. Tel: 800-332-8488, ext. 6442 or ext. 6441 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/hsht.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa