HighTechU is a youth-driven non-profit initiative based out of the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Engineering, aimed at empowering local high school students with the skills they need to succeed in the growing technology sector. With programming delivered year-round by University of Victoria student instructors and industry mentors, HighTechU offers youth a chance to develop their technical abilities, build tech-focused workplace skills, and gain real-life experience with leading tech companies from around Victoria.

A diverse and inclusive technology ecosystem which is accessible to all students in British Columbia.

To empower the next generation of innovators on Vancouver Island through real-world, technology-focused experiential learning opportunities.

  • Belonging & Engagement
  • Community
  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Resiliency


  • Children and Youth
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Mentoring
  • Family and Community
  • Gender Equality

Students aged 14-18




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