What a distinction 4 years make within the lives of highschool college students!
We all know it takes a village (or a Port St. Joe) to assist transfer kids to younger adults, however our Excessive Faculty Excessive Tech Program desires to brag on 4 of our college students who shall be graduating seniors this 12 months. Three have been energetic on this profession mentoring program since ninth grade.
Robyn Rennick, Program Director, requested the seniors how they felt the Excessive Faculty Excessive Tech program had made a distinction for them.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It put me in locations and conditions the place I might meet enterprise individuals who I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have ordinarily met,Ã¢â‚¬Â mentioned Joseph Cunningham. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Individuals now acknowledge me and have referred me to others.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Joseph has been accepted at Gulf Coast State School and his long-term objective is to be in actual property.
Howard Townsend mentioned that with the ability to shadow totally different companies just like the Police Division, the Humane Society and FairPoint had given him an understanding of what every enterprise does and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s thinking about turning into a Corrections Officer.
A spotlight of this system for Nick Ward was spending 4 days in Tallahassee on the Youth Management Discussion board.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have been in a position to go to the capital and we realized so much about management,Ã¢â‚¬Â mentioned Nick, who’s headed to Flagler School for a level in Graphic Design.
Paige Lewis was a newcomer to Excessive Faculty Excessive Tech this 12 months. She has set her sights on becoming a member of the Navy of their nursing corp. Paige joined this system by grant funding supplied by the Alfred I. duPont Basis this 12 months.
The scholars obtained their commencement cords for being in this system and can proudly march down the aisle on Could 24 as they obtain their diplomas.
The Excessive Faculty Excessive Tech college students have interaction in actions akin to Profession Festivals, Profession Shadowing, and listening to totally different enterprise leaders talk about their careers.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Port St. JoeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s companies have been so supportive of this program. We’ve companies act as mentors to our college students and permit them to intern with them through the summer time. Having these totally different experiences permits them to broaden their view of what’s doable for his or her futures,Ã¢â‚¬Â mentioned Dr. Pat Hardman, director of Dyslexia Analysis Institute reported.
The Florida Excessive Faculty Excessive Tech is a program that’s facilitated by Dyslexia Analysis Institute and funded by The In a position Belief, Vocational Rehabilitation and the Alfred I. duPont Basis.