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The Able Trust Florida High School HighTech
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The Able Trust Florida High School High Tech (HSHT) program provides opportunities for students with disabilities and other barriers to explore potential future careers. The program is designed to help students determine their interests and aptitudes, offer job-shadowing and internships, and provide leadership opportunities.  HSHT has been shown to reduce high school dropout rates and increase the overall self-esteem of participating students.


The Able Trust Florida HSHT is an initiative of the US Department of Labor and the Able Trust.
The program is currently offered at thirteen high schools in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.

If you would like to register for the High School HighTech program please fill out the enrollment form and return to the contact person in the county you are in.



Charlotte County

(Charlotte, Lemon Bay, and Port Charlotte High Schools)

Contact: High School HighTech Coordinator,  Angela Hemstreet  or call (941) 255-3884

Cell: (239) 271-7293


Collier County

(Golden Gate, Naples, and Gulf Coast High School)
Contact: High School HighTech Program Coordinator Taylor Hughes, or call  (239) 281-3676
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Glades/Hendry Counties

(Clewiston, LaBelle, and Moore Haven High Schools)

Contact:  High School HighTech Program Coordinator, Barbara Ramos, at (239) 281-2261


Lee County

(Cape Coral, Mariner, Fort Myers, and North Fort Myers High Schools)

Contact: High School HighTech Program Manager, Tim Goodman at  (239) 995-2106, ext. 2227


Jenny Sheridan (HSHT Student and Chiquita Goodwill Retail & Donation Employee) was the recipient of the "Debra Husted Dreams Can Come True Outstanding High School Student Award", which also came with a $500 gift to assist Jenny to further her education at Cape Coral High Tech!  Awarded at the Visions Conference on 5/1/14 at Bonaventure Resport and Spa, in Weston Florida.


Congratulations to Natalie Galindez for achieving the 2015 Breakthrough Graduate award at the Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida's 50th Golden Anniversary Breakthrough Awards.










High School HighTech 2016 Summer Internship funded by: $10,000 grant through the Sun-Sentinel Children's Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund