Ten Reasons Why Companies Believe in the Power of SEMI High-Tech U (section 2)
Students love the technology powering the electronic devices they rely on so heavily. But few make the connection between their iPod, cell phone, or PC and their future career choices. High Tech U changes that. In program after program, students experience magical "Ah ha!" moments.
In those moments of understanding, the direction of lives changes, because students realize that not only is high tech cool … but high tech can be a life-long passion and a rewarding career.
"The spontaneous, enthusiastic response I get from students keeps me coming back as a volunteer instructor. I can see that what I do is playing a role in shaping the future of many of our High Tech U students. Knowing this gives me a great sense of satisfaction."
High Tech U is usually three days long. The curriculum is continually revamped to ensure that it remains cutting edge, and relevant. Each year, we introduce new pilot modules for evaluation. HTU curriculum includes:
You can view some of these HTU activities at: http://www.youtube.com/semihightechu
"Teachers learned first-hand (at Intel and SolarWorld in Oregon) about technology developed and used locally by the semiconductor industry, and the contributions it makes to emerging fields like solar. Back in the classroom, this knowledge will help them share a more complete and exciting picture of career possibilities here in the local workforce."
- Aubrey Clark, NW Region Education Manager, Intel
"Interning at SEMI helped me leverage the volunteering and networking skills I learned at High Tech U. It was a great experience and it's a definite plus on my resume. High Tech U reinforced my interest in high tech, and now I'm a junior majoring in Engineering at Cal Poly."
-Tony Zhang, SEMI Summer Intern, Cal Poly Engineering Student
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