Tech Now Inc.
Tech Now, Inc. is a program designed to encourage students with disabilities to explore post-secondary education and careers related to technology. The Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council originally funded six school sites in Oklahoma. Today, there are 36 sites across the state in both high schools and junior high schools.
The curriculum includes classroom instruction, field trips to local technology-related businesses, mentorship from local business leaders, and computer project competitions. Students participating in the program are eligible for scholarships and cash awards provided by local businesses, the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology, and the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education.
Funding for the program is now provided by local school districts, as well as through the State Department of Education, the State Department of Rehabilitation Services, and federal grants. Council staff serve on the non-profit’s Advisory Board and assist with fund development and program expansion.
For more information, contact the Council office.