<aside> 🚀 Interested in volunteering with HighTechU? Keep reading to learn more about the programs, what volunteers do, and how to apply. When you’re ready, submit your application here.


🚀 What’s HighTechU?

HighTechU is an initiative of the UVic Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since 2018, we have been dedicated to providing hands-on learning programs for youth who are looking to learn industry-standard skills that they can apply to the real world.

We value:

👫 Diversity

🤝 Teamwork

🔎 Curiosity

🙏🏽 Respect

🚀 Innovation

By working with mentors from industry and university, HighTechU students get inspired to explore diverse pathways in technology, including: Electrical and computer engineering, robotics, software engineering, business and marketing, and UX design.

Our programs take a project-based learning approach to teach students everything they need to design, develop, and pitch their own engineering project.

🔎 What’s the Techccelerator and EngAcademy?

The Techccelerator is a software engineering program where students work in teams to design, build, and pitch a React app.

The EngAcademy is an electrical engineering program where students work in teams to design, build, and pitch an ECE device using Arduino.

Who are the students?

When is it?

Cohorts run throughout the year in fall, spring break, spring, and summer. Our next cohort is Oct 17 - Dec 5, Tuesdays after-school from 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM.

What’s the point?

There’s 2 main drives behind our programs:

What do students learn?

👩🏽‍🔧 What do volunteers do?

Volunteer mentors are the support staff for the programs. Under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, our volunteers will provide hands-on support and guidance to our student teams and share their expertise. This includes things like: