High Touch High Tech has developed a programming network of
over 150 STEM programs over the past 27 years. Our programming extends from
introductory chemistry, paleontology, climate change, to 3-D printing! As an
author and leader in the STEM enrichment education, High Touch High Tech has
adapted and created hands-on education content that has resonated with
students, teachers, and parents across the globe.
We at High Touch High Tech like to say, “we were STEM before
STEM.” Since 1992, we have adapted to education standards, trends, and
scientific advancements to provide our students with up-to-date enrichment. Teachers,
parents, and High Touch High Tech franchise owners can feel confident in the
content we provide to students.
Each year we are creating fresh, original experiment content
to satisfy our customer and franchise networks. Many teachers have built High
Touch High Tech in-school field trips into their year-to-year teaching agenda,
and we will continue to grow with the education standards.
Technology has an increasing impact on our day to day lives, that is indisputable. As we grow more and more dependent on devices, the need for programmers, web and tech developers, and technicians advances.
What does this mean for preparing today’s students to be
tomorrow’s software engineers? The largest trend in technology is coding!
Children as young as 7 are being taught the coding basics, positioning them for
a lifetime of opportunities in the technological world. Coding is the entrance
to understanding computer language through series of inputs and outputs,
actions and reactions. A recent study shows that 90% of parents want their
children to study a computer science, as computing jobs are projected to grow
at twice the rate of all other jobs!
The conversation surrounding coding isn’t all positive
though. With the development of AI (Artificial Intelligence), program
developers catch a glimpse of the expiration of their craft. With machine
learning being a focus of tech, 29% of software developers rank being replaces
by AI their largest professional fear.
Traditional programming is a complex network, and serious
testing is necessary before bugs are discovered. The margin for error is large,
and refactoring or starting over is an expensive, time consuming mistake. It’s
possible to break a seemingly unrelated line of code when adding code lines to
improve or solve other issues. While AI may be able to beat humans in a game of
online chess, will they be able to solve the limitless situations that have to
be taken into account when coding?
With machine learning, programmers will be allowed to become
more robust and efficient. This increased efficiency will rapidly slow the
market for programming careers, creating a stagnant class of computer science
graduates. The future of fully automated AI programming is in the distant
future, but it stands to be recognized. The programming that students are
learning today will be out of date within the next 10 years due to the current
machine learning programs being created, which challenges the market of
investing exclusively in coding education.
There is a growing trend among educators to adapt to the
coding trend, investing heavily into what seems to be the future of technology.
School curriculum, coding teaching companies, and educational toy developers
are developing to suit this need. STEM (Science Technology Engineering
Mathematics) education is zeroing in on the technology standpoint, and that is
affecting the remaining fields.
Students of today are tomorrow’s adults. Investing almost
solely in coding is a disservice to our students, being that the program
engineers of today are preparing for the inevitable. STEM education serves the
purpose to nurture a well-rounded, practical student. Investing in coding
education seems to be the epitome of preparing out students with current trends,
it lacks the versatility of a complete STEM education.
For 25 years, High Touch High Tech has provided students
with education in each STEM field. We have continuously adapted to education
trends, but one thing remains true; students need science as well at
technology. When teachers and parents are investing in their children’s
education, they should invest where there is a proven record of success. Coding
franchises, enrichment, and toys are at the cutting edge momentarily, but very
well will fall to the test of time.
In the early 1990’s we suddenly found ourselves surrounded
by new technological advances, saw the importance, and incorporated High Tech
into our name. By reading our name, students and teachers know what we do; High
Touch is the hands-on science approach to learning and understanding science,
High Tech is to prepare our students for the global marketplace of the future,
where technology has an impact on all aspects of life! Our name, mission, and
content is how we grew from one location to serving 16 million kids annually in
For 25 years High Touch High Tech has developed exciting, hands-on science programs. Our programs have become staples to the teachers that invite us back to their classrooms year after year! Here are some of their favorites!
Teachers, parents and students love the fun, engaging programs that High Touch High Tech has delivered to them for 25 years. Our customer favorite programs assist teachers in reaching their education standards, while students have an exciting, educational experience! Once a teacher enlists High Touch High Tech, we become a part of their educational experience year after year!
High Touch High Tech isn’t the
franchisor that will demand you buy directly from us at a 30% markup! You have
the freedom to choose where to purchase your supplies! We do offer you
corporate discounts from various vendors, to ensure you’re finding the cheapest
We want our franchisees to succeed
first! Their success is our success.
While other franchisors profit off
late royalty fees, and kickbacks from suppliers, High Touch High Tech succeeds
as our franchise owners do. We provide you will the tools and continuous
support to make your business successful and offer you the autonomy to run your
business as you see fit!
The work we do is FUN!
Our franchise is a business of
fun! There is no complaint department at High Touch High Tech! We are in a business
that is valued by teachers, parents, and enjoyed by students. Who doesn’t love
High Touch High Tech has proven to
Parents spend their money in two
ways; one for their child’s education and development, and second for their
child’s entertainment. High Touch High Tech satisfies both! Over the course of
25 years, High Touch High Tech has powered through economic downturns! Parents
know that investing in their child’s education is an investment well spent!
Our business model appeals to
people of all backgrounds!
Education is the key to
overcoming! Across cultures, education is valued and invested in. STEM unlocks
the innovation of the future. High Touch High Tech is inspiring the great minds
that will change our world, and franchisees see the importance of what we do.
High Touch High Tech supports franchisees.
When a franchisee buys into High
Touch High Tech, they buy a brand that offers support wherever they need it.
Whether a franchisee needs marketing, program, or supply support, the corporate
office offers an almost immediate solution. High Touch High Tech wants our
franchise owners to feel backed by their franchisor, having a solution offered
to any problem that arises.
You have territory control.
We offer a brand that isn’t going
to cram 4 competing High Touch High Tech franchises into your territory. We
offer a territory size of 1.5-1.8 million population density, which secures a
profitable district for our franchise owners.
We allow you autonomy.
A square peg into a square hole.
Some franchises offer you a standard plan, which every single franchise is
bound to submit to. High Touch High Tech
wants you to self-determine how to run your business! We don’t want to control
every aspect of your programs, staff, and delivery! Our franchises are
successful on their own! More than 70% of franchisees have no access to adapt
their webpage, and High Touch High Tech allows you to make the changes you
would like to see!
You can control your marketing.
While High Touch High Tech offers
you a marketing plan, support, and resources, our franchises owners can market
themselves as they see fit! Our franchisees can build their business how they
feel, marketing the services they wish to provide!
We encourage you to talk to our
High Touch High Tech has happy,
successful franchisees! Unlike other franchisors who want to hide their dirty
laundry until a potential franchisee signs themselves over, High Touch High
Tech wants you to hear about how great we are! Our franchise owners recommend
us to friends, and that’s why we’ve made it onto Franchise Business Review’s,
and Entrepreneur magazine’s top franchise list year after year!
Each year, Franchise Business Review surveys over 30,000
franchisees, compiling a list of 200 Top Franchises based on franchisee
satisfaction. High Touch High Tech has been lucky to have been put on this list
yet again for the year of 2020! Each surveyed participant is asked 33 questions
about their franchisor, each question focused on the leadership, training, core
values, personal business lifestyle, and overall enjoyment of operating their
High Tough High Tech is proud to be a franchisor that has
happy, successful, and satisfied franchisees. We believe that we are successful
due to the success of our franchisees and will continue making all decisions
with our franchisees in mind.
We are so very thankful to have been recognized as a Top Franchise!