Based in the UVic Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, HighTechU is an innovative learning community for high-school-aged youth in British Columbia to make connections, build professional skills, and explore diverse education and career pathways related to technology.
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“Don't be afraid if you think [technology] is not for you, because it probably is if you've displayed an interest.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions from past applicants.
Is HighTechU just about computers and coding?
Absolutely not 🙅
HighTechU is about so much more than just coding.
Our programs are about empowering youth with the diverse skills and knowledge they need to succeed and thrive in the 21st century workplace.
Check out Our Story for more information on our Core Values.
What does HighTechU cost?
Many of our programs are absolutely FREE 🆓
For those which have a cost, we do our best to make them accessible, with all funds raised going directly back into program delivery.
If cost presents a barrier for you, financial support is available through our Skills Scholars program 👩🎓.
Is financial support available?
Absolutely! Finances should never be a barrier 👍
While many of our programs are FREE we want to ensure that HighTechU programs remain accessible to any Youth who are interested in participating.
For more information on financial support, check out our Skills Scholars Program 👩🎓.
What kind of students participate in HighTechU programs?
If you are asking, HighTechU is probably for YOU 🙋
Our programs are for all interested high-school students living and studying in British Columbia, Canada.
If you are looking
Check out Our Programs to see how you can get involved!