High-tech program at Fla. high school for students with disabilities

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Students and supporters celebrated the launch Tuesday of Polk's first High School High Tech site at George Jenkins High School, joining 39 other sites around the state.

High School High Tech helps students with disabilities explore career paths that fit their skills and interests, pursue post-secondary education and secure employment, with a focus on STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — fields.

The after-school program is managed by the Able Trust, a state nonprofit dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity for employment, and by the Center for Independent Living.

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